In the New York Times, Charlie Savage and Mark Mazzetti explain how Edward J. Snowden
instructed three journalists, Glenn Greenwald and Ewen MacAskill of the Guardian and documentary filmmaker Laura Poitras, to fly to Hong Kong about 12 days ago to "visit a particular out-of-the-way corner of a certain hotel, and ask — loudly — for directions to another part of the hotel. If all seemed well, the source would walk past holding a Rubik’s Cube."
They followed his directions, and encountered a man with a Rubik’s Cube. That man was Snowden.
In related news, NYT columnist David Brooks is an idiot: "He betrayed our privacy," Brooks writes about the man who leaked evidence of the NSA's secret and sweeping surveillance program. You have got to be kidding me.
With the leak of exploits developed by The Equation Group, the long-secret, NSA-adjacent super-elite hacking squad — published by The Shadow Brokers, who have some extremely heterodox theories about auction design — it’s now possible to audit the source code of some of the NSA’s crown-jewel cyberweapons.
The more we learn about the Shadow Brokers, who claim to be auctioning off “cyberweapons” that crafted for the NSA’s use, the scarier the breach gets: some of the world’s biggest security companies are tacitly admitting that the exploits in the Shadow Brokers’ initial release can successfully penetrate their products, and they have no fix […]
As our Cory Doctorow reported previously, a previously unheard of hacker group calling themselves The Shadow Brokers announced this week it had stolen a trove of ready-to-use cyber weapons from The Equation Group (previously), an advanced cyberweapons dealer believed to be operating on behalf of, or within, the NSA. The Shadow Brokers are auctioning the […]
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