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4:50 pm on Dec 5, 2013 (gmt 0)

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I understand that only a small percentage of Snowden's documents have been released, so i'm expecting more.

It looks to me as if it's absolutely everything we do.

The National Security Agency is gathering nearly 5 billion records a day on the whereabouts of cellphones around the world, according to top-secret documents and interviews with U.S. intelligence officials, enabling the agency to track the movements of individuals and map their relationships in ways that would have been previously unimaginable.

The records feed a vast database that stores information about the locations of at least hundreds of millions of devices, according to the officials and the documents, which were provided by former NSA contractor Edward Snowden. New projects created to analyze that data have provided the intelligence community with what amounts to a mass surveillance tool.Cellphone Tracking By NSA [washingtonpost.com]
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To me, this seems to be a great way to bring in some income for the government.

Imagine the following scenario:
Random Person: Now, where did I leave my cellphone?
<phone rings>
RP: Hello?
NSA: This is the NSA. We heard you lost your cell phone. We have its location.
RP: Really? How do you... oh, never mind- you're the NSA. OK, where is it?
NSA: If you subscribe to our phone locator service, we can let you know. It's only $9.95/month.
RP: Sounds great! Let me get my credit card.
NSA: That's okay sir, we already know it. Do you want us to charge your Visa, AMEX, or your wife's MasterCard that you don't know about?
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Decisions decisions, If those are the only choices, I'd take a chance with the MasterCard and talk to her about it later (And I will, back in the other thread).

It looks to me as if it's absolutely everything we do.

It's the devil in the details.
11:22 pm on Dec 30, 2013 (gmt 0)

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Oh nuts, took a while to dig it up but here it is. The NSA's complete catalogue of exploits of the world. Yes it is absolutely everything. [leaksource.wordpress.com...]
12:01 am on Dec 31, 2013 (gmt 0)

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I noticed one of their products, Nightstand for Windows exploitation, is based on what is now very much obsolete software. So, I'm assuming they'll be having a garage sale in the near future to clear out old stock -- one could probably pick up such a box for cheap. Something to tinker with :)
 

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