NSA whistleblower and Putin poster boy Edward Snowden apparently released yet another document, this one exposing UK cyber spying techniques allegedly used by the GCHQ.
The document, according to The Intercept lists multiple tools that the UK intelligence agency used to spy on social media accounts, interrupt or modify communication and even modify online polls.
- UNDERPASS – Change outcome of online polls
- SILVERLORD – Disruption of video-based websites hosting extremist content
- ANGRY PIRATE – Permanently disables a target’s account on a computer
- PREDATORS FACE – Targeted Denial Of Service against Web Servers
- And several others.
The release again leaves me scratching my head.
From ancient times countries spied on each other, even their allies. Only the most naive would assume this practice has magically stopped in the online age. I do love how shocked governments appeared in the media when they found out that the NSA was snooping…
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