Saturday, July 05, 2014
Servers in Berlin and Nuremberg - are under surveillance by the NSA
- Two servers in Germany - in Berlin and Nuremberg - are under surveillance by the NSA.
- Merely searching the web for the privacy-enhancing software tools outlined in the XKeyscore rules causes the NSA to mark and track the IP address of the person doing the search. Not only are German privacy software users tracked, but the source code shows that privacy software users worldwide are tracked by the NSA.
- Among the NSA's targets is the Tor network funded primarily by the US government to aid democracy advocates in authoritarian states.
- The XKeyscore rules reveal that the NSA tracks all connections to a server that hosts part of an anonymous email service at the MIT Computer Science and Artificial Intelligence Laboratory (CSAIL) in Cambridge, Massachusetts. It also records details about visits to a popular internet journal for Linux operating system users called "the Linux Journal - the Original Magazine of the Linux Community", and calls it an "extremist forum".
// START_DEFINITION /* Global Variable for Tor foreign directory servers. Searching for potential Tor clients connecting to the Tor foreign directory servers on ports 80 and 443. */ $tor_foreign_directory_ip = ip('126.96.36.199' or '188.8.131.52' or '184.108.40.206' or '220.127.116.11' or '18.104.22.168') and port ('80' or '443'); // END_DEFINITION
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