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 July 3, 2014  Featured News, Surveillance, U.S.

Kim Zetter reports:

If you use Tor or any of a number of other privacy services online or even visit their web sites to read about the services, there’s a good chance your IP address has been collected and stored by the NSA, according to top-secret source code for a program the NSA uses to conduct internet surveillance.

There’s also a good chance you’ve been tagged for simply reading news articles about these services published by Wired and other sites.

This is according to code, obtained and analyzed by journalists and others in Germany, which for the first time reveals the extent of some of the wide-spread tracking the NSA conducts on people using or interested in using privatizing tools and services—a list that includes journalists and their sources, human rights activists, political dissidents living under oppressive countries and many others who have various reasons for needing to shield their identity and their online activity.

Read more on Wired.

  One Response to “The NSA Is Targeting Users of Privacy Services, Leaked Code Shows”

  1. Wow, what a way to reduce the effectiveness of the NSA monitoring mundane privacy readers… I can see this getting the NSA reformed real quick, if only we still had a non-docile population…

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