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A look at the Inner Workings of NSA’s XKEYSCORE

A key piece of the NSA's global Internet surveillance network is powered by a somewhat clunky piece of software running on clusters of Linux servers. Based on...   [ continue reading...]

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XKEYSCORE: NSA’s Google for the World’s Private Communications

One of the NSA's most powerful tools of mass surveillance makes tracking someone’s Internet usage as easy as entering an email address, and provides no built-...   [ continue reading...]

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The Real Story Behind the Fort Dix Five Terror Plot

Chris Christie has cast himself as a counterterrorism champion, having presided over the high-profile prosecution of a foiled plot against a New Jersey military...   [ continue reading...]

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Mexico: Case Unravels in Disappearance of 43 Students

The government said it had found the "historical truth" behind a night of terrible violence in Iguala. But evidence suggests the state isn’t disclosing all it...   [ continue reading...]

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Germany is the Tell-Tale Heart of America’s Drone War

A top-secret U.S. intelligence document obtained by The Intercept reveals that the U.S. military base in Ramstein, Germany plays a critical role in the drone pr...   [ continue reading...]

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Mexico: How 43 Students Disappeared In The Night

The violence started with shots fired at several buses filled with students. It ended with six people dead and dozens of students seized by armed men. Months la...   [ continue reading...]

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How Somalia’s Al Shabaab Turned Against Its Own Foreign Fighters

According to an insider account, the terrorist group al Shabaab has assassinated several foreign fighters on the CIA’s kill list and is putting Western recrui...   [ continue reading...]

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How a Rumor Sent a Teen to Prison for Murder in Vegas

The state of Nevada says Kirstin Lobato committed a brutal murder in Vegas when she was 18. But apart from a wild rumor, no evidence connects her to the crime....   [ continue reading...]

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How the NSA Converts Spoken Words Into Searchable Text

Top-secret documents show the NSA can automatically recognize the content within phone calls, generating easily searched transcriptions. The post How the NSA Co...   [ continue reading...]

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An FBI Informant Makes a New Career as a Defense Expert

A longtime FBI informant, Craig Monteilh has acted as a Russian hit man, a Sicilian drug trafficker and even a white supremacist. Now he's helping undermine the...   [ continue reading...]

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The Making of a Christian Taliban in Ukraine

The recruiting center for Dmytro Korchynsky’s holy war in Ukraine is located in the basement of a building in central Kiev in what used to be a billiard club....   [ continue reading...]

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Islamic State Massacre in Libya Casts Sectarian Shadow on a Village in Egypt

In mid-February, the Islamic State in Libya released a five-minute video showing the beheading of 21 Coptic Christian workers. Back in Egypt, the dead are calle...   [ continue reading...]

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How Jeffrey Sterling Took on the CIA — and Lost Everything

A black CIA officer, Sterling filed a racial discrimination lawsuit against the agency, spoke to Congress as a whistleblower — and was convicted of violating...   [ continue reading...]

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UAE Gave $1 Million to NYC Police Foundation; Money Aided “Investigations”

Foundation excluded UAE from its online list of donors — even though it was a top contributor. The post UAE Gave $1 Million to NYC Police Foundation; Money A...   [ continue reading...]

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NSA Won’t Say If It Automatically Transcribes American Phone Calls in Bulk

Telephone calls involving Americans are recorded by the NSA through surveillance technically aimed at foreigners. Are they automatically transcribed, too? The p...   [ continue reading...]

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The CIA Campaign to Steal Apple’s Secrets

Agency researchers conducted a multi-year effort to break the security of Apple’s iPhones and iPads, presenting their findings at an secret annual “Jamboree...   [ continue reading...]

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México: Caso Se Enreda en la Desaparición de los 43 Estudiantes

A Spanish-language excerpt of The Intercept’s two-part investigation into the disappearance of 43 students from Ayotzinapa. The post México: Caso Se Enreda e...   [ continue reading...]

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Speech Recognition is NSA’s Best-Kept Open Secret

The NSA's ability to turn voice into text is not technically a secret. Over the years, however, there's been almost no public discussion of the spy agency's use...   [ continue reading...]

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How the FBI Created a Terrorist

In 2012, Sami Osmakac was 25 years old, broke and struggling with mental illness. His family wanted to get him help. The FBI wanted him to plot a terrorist atta...   [ continue reading...]

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Death and Neglect at Rikers Island Women’s Jail

Jackie Caquias died last June in Rikers custody. Her death fits into a pattern of medical lapses that are endangering women’s lives at New York’s most notor...   [ continue reading...]

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