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NSA's Pinwale surveillance database
Pinwale is the code name for an NSA database of archived foreign and domestic e-mails it has collected under its SIGINT efforts. It is searchable by monitored NSAanalysts. Its existence was first revealed by an NSA analyst who was trained to use it during 2005.
According to information obtained by The Guardian from Edward Snowden, Pinwale is part of "multi-tiered system" to address the issue of NSAs X-Keyscore program "collecting so much internet data that it can be stored only for short periods of time." The system allows analysts to store "interesting" content in databases such as Pinwale, which is capable of storing material for up to five years.
The U.S. National Security Agency accessed the internal communications of Venezuela's state-owned oil company, Petroleos de Venezuela and acquired sensitive data it planned to exploit in order to spy on the company's top officials, according to a ...
Over the holidays, the German news magazine Der Spiegel outlined how the NSA has been weakening or flat-out breaking cryptographic systems and thereby "posing a grave threat to the security of everyone who relies on the Internet.
The NSA (National Security Agency) has a division called the Office of Target Pursuit (OTP), which maintains a team of engineers assigned to cracking the VPN (Virtual Private Networks) encrypted traffic.
The National Security Agency's Office of Target Pursuit (OTP) maintains a team of engineers dedicated to cracking the encrypted traffic of virtual private networks (VPNs) and has developed tools that could potentially uncloak the traffic in the ...