Privacy Scandal: NSA Can Spy on Smart Phone Data (Spiegel)

Discussion in 'Civil Rights & Privacy' started by Mike, Sep 8, 2013.

  1. Mike

    Mike Founding Member Coach

    This stuff is going to destroy our tech market. Who will want to deal with American products & American vendors?

    Der Spiegel: Privacy Scandal: NSA Can Spy on Smart Phone Data (Sept 7 2013)

    SPIEGEL has learned from internal NSA documents that the US intelligence agency has the capability of tapping user data from the iPhone, devices using Android as well as BlackBerry, a system previously believed to be highly secure.​

    The United States' National Security Agency intelligence-gathering operation is capable of accessing user data from smart phones from all leading manufacturers. Top secret NSA documents that SPIEGEL has seen explicitly note that the NSA can tap into such information on Apple iPhones, BlackBerry devices and Google's Android mobile operating system.​

    The documents state that it is possible for the NSA to tap most sensitive data held on these smart phones, including contact lists, SMS traffic, notes and location information about where a user has been.​

    The documents also indicate that the NSA has set up specific working groups to deal with each operating system, with the goal of gaining secret access to the data held on the phones.​
  2. Mike

    Mike Founding Member Coach

    From Wired / Threat Level yesterday:

    Sometime soon the #1 criteria for foreign proposal requests going to be "not American".
  3. nachtnebel

    nachtnebel Original Member

    They are determined to make Americans pariahs over the face of the earth.

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