Regin = NSA

Researchers at Kaspersky Lab have discovered shared code and functionality between the Regin malware platform and a similar platform described in a newly disclosed set of Edward Snowden documents 10 days ago by Germany’s Der Spiegel.Threatpost

Canada is watching you too

Canada’s leading surveillance agency is monitoring millions of Internet users’ file downloads in a dragnet search to identify extremists, according to top-secret documents. … In the process, however, CSE combs through huge volumes of data showing uploads and downloads initiated by Internet users not suspected of…

Code Red

A four-month consultation begins today to explore options for a major new global initiative to support the fight against unlawful and excessive surveillance by national security organisations. The Privacy Surgeon

GCHQ Chief on surveillance

“The people who work at GCHQ would sooner walk out the door than be involved in anything remotely resembling ‘mass surveillance’… I want to make it absolutely clear that the core of my organisation’s mission is the protection of liberty, not the erosion of it”….

Citizenfour review @ The Daily Beast

Citizenfour is a tale that will undoubtedly appeal to those who have already made up their mind about the rightness of Snowden’s actions—and of the nefariousness of the NSA. Those seeking truth should look elsewhere. The Daily Beast

Buy the book “No Place to Hide”

Compelling, powerful, shocking, important (Observer) Spectacular. Dedicated, fearless journalism (Spiegel (Germany)) An indispensable book for anyone who cares about the future of privacy, not just in the United States but throughout the world (National Post (Canada)) No Place to Hide: Edward Snowden, the NSA and…

Citizenfour review @ The Register

Once in the room, Snowden uses his “magic mantle of power”, a red blanket, to hide what he’s typing, to the bemused smirk of Greenwald…… By the end of the film, Greenwald won’t even say half the things he wants to say in the same room…