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The Wartime Spies Who Used Knitting as an Espionage Tool

During World War I, a grandmother in Belgium knitted at her window, watching the passing trains. As one train chugged by, she made a bumpy stitch in the fabric with her two needles. Another passed, and she dropped a stitch from the fabric, making an intentional hole. Later, she would risk her life by handing […]

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How Microsoft handed the NSA access to encrypted messages

Microsoft has collaborated closely with US intelligence services to allow users’ communications to be intercepted, including helping the National Security Agency to circumvent the company’s own encryption, according to top-secret documents obtained by the Guardian. The documents show that: • Microsoft helped the NSA to circumvent its encryption to address concerns that the agency would […]

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Software that tracks people on social media created by defence firm

Raytheon’s Riot program mines social network data like a ‘Google for spies’, drawing ire from civil rights groups. I’d be worried about this type of software getting into the hands of insurance companies or medical companies or lawyers. A video obtained by the Guardian reveals how an “extreme-scale analytics” system created by Raytheon, the world’s […]