Snowden discusses US surveillance and cyber-warfare programs in interview with Wired

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By Thomas Gaist

15 August 2014

Wired magazine published an extended interview this week

with former US intelligence agent and famed whistleblower Edward

Snowden. Conducted in a hotel room somewhere in Russia, the interview

included fresh revelations related to mass surveillance, cyber-warfare

and information-grabbing operations mounted by the US National Security

Agency (NSA).

The meat of the interview centered on a number of operations run by

the surveillance and intelligence agencies, painting a picture of an

American government engaged in ever-expanding cyber-machinations

worldwide.

Snowden spoke about the NSA’s MonsterMind program, an “autonomous

cyber-warfare platform” which has been developed to launch cyber-attacks

automatically against rival governments, without any need for human

intervention. He noted that MonsterMind could easily be manipulated to

provoke spasms of cyber-warfare between the US and its main rivals.

“These attacks can be spoofed. You could have someone sitting in China, for example, making it appear that one…

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http://9buz.com/upload/national_security_agency_the_nsa_the_only_part_of_government_that_actually_listens__2013-06-21.jpg

By Thomas Gaist
15 August 2014

Wired magazine published an extended interview this week with former US intelligence agent and famed whistleblower Edward Snowden. Conducted in a hotel room somewhere in Russia, the interview included fresh revelations related to mass surveillance, cyber-warfare and information-grabbing operations mounted by the US National Security Agency (NSA).

The meat of the interview centered on a number of operations run by the surveillance and intelligence agencies, painting a picture of an American government engaged in ever-expanding cyber-machinations worldwide.

Snowden spoke about the NSA’s MonsterMind program, an “autonomous cyber-warfare platform” which has been developed to launch cyber-attacks automatically against rival governments, without any need for human intervention. He noted that MonsterMind could easily be manipulated to provoke spasms of cyber-warfare between the US and its main rivals.

“These attacks can be spoofed. You could have someone sitting in China, for example, making it appear that one…

View original post 904 more words

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