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NSA uses Google cookies to pinpoint targets for hacking

By Ashkan Soltani, Andrea Peterson, and Barton Gellman The National Security Agency is secretly piggybacking on the tools that enable Internet advertisers to track consumers, using “cookies” and location data to pinpoint targets for government hacking and to bolster surveillance. The … Continue reading

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NSA Infiltrating Online Games Like World of Warcraft and Second-Life

By Alex Kane Players of fantasy games like World of Warcraft are usually worried about their character dying or running out of money. But new documents leaked by whistleblower Edward Snowden reveal that they should have another concern: government spying. The … Continue reading

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NSA Officers Sometimes Spy on Love Interests

By Siobhan Gorman National Security Agency officers on several occasions have channeled their agency’s enormous eavesdropping power to spy on love interests, U.S. officials said. The practice isn’t frequent — one official estimated a handful of cases in the last … Continue reading

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U.S. intelligence mining data from nine U.S. Internet companies in broad secret program

  By Barton Gellman and Laura Poitras   The National Security Agency and the FBI are tapping directly into the central servers of nine leading U.S. Internet companies, extracting audio, video, photographs, e-mails, documents and connection logs that enable analysts … Continue reading

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