This Is How The NSA Is Tracking You This Instant

Tyler Durden's picture

That little "entertaining" cell phone in your back pocket, which you are so addicted to thanks to all its apps, videos, messaging function and all other cool bells and whistles, that you can't possibly live without? It is simply the definitive NSA tracking beacon used to find where you are at any given moment. The following infographic explains how the NSA does just that...

Source: WaPo

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Occident Mortal's picture

In 1989 the NSA released cryptography hash MD2, but it was found to have a mathematical backdoor.

So in 1990 the NSA released cryptography hash MD4, but it was found to have a mathematical backdoor.

Following this revelation in 1992 the NSA released cryptography hash MD5, but by 1996 it was found to have a mathematical backdoor.

SHA-0 was published by the NSA in 1993, but was shortly withdrawn as it was found to have a significant flaw.

SHA-1 was published by the NSA in 1995, and was used by everyone until 2010 when it transpired a weakness in the hash had been the subject of various attacks since 2005.


The latest NSA published cryptography hash is SHA-2, which is what Bitcoin is based on.


Good luck with that.

fonestar's picture

I am well aware of the intelligence agencies envolvement in cryptography.  The British were using it years before RSA went public with it.  All of the cryptography implemented in Bitcoin is open source as well.

More FUD, try harder.

Occident Mortal's picture

MD2 was open source.

MD4 was open source.

MD5 was open source

SHA-0 was open source.

SHA-1 was open source.


SHA-2 is open source.


Bitcoin is built on SHA-2, the 6th generation of published NSA cryptology hash's, all of the previous 5 generations were open source and all were eventually discovered to contain unpublicised mathematical backdoors.

Stackers's picture

Thats nothing, They are physically watching and recording everyone at all times very soon.

ARGUS - video record an entire city.

fonestar's picture

Do you know what they call people who run around screaming because they have suspicions and no facts? 

SafelyGraze's picture

max kaiser had some guests on his programs and they said that everything will be bitcoin and so that pretty much wraps things up 


markmotive's picture

The NSA is watching you. You're not a criminal so you don't think it matters. Well, as Stalin’s notorious chief of secret police famously said, "Show me the man and I will find the crime".

Real Estate Geek's picture

WaPo had very good article that is more compelling than this graphic.  Don't miss it.


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knukles's picture

Yes, fonestars!
By golly, a new term for the UrbanDictionary!

MillionDollarBogus_'s picture

All of this chatter about bitcoin, NSA, hash this, hash that, is meaningless as long as bitcoin keeps getting more expensive to own.


That is all that matters.


Occident Mortal's picture

Who cares how expensive it is to own? That's irrelevant.

The market is completely illiquid.

If you own a lot of Bitcoins you cannot liquidate them without crashing their value. The price is a distraction.

All that matters is that they gain acceptance and that criminals and terrorists and tax evaders see fit to use them. That way the NSA can finally connect all the dots.

Killer the Buzzard's picture

Ever notice how a lot of the new phones have non-removable batteries?

The Alarmist's picture

At least a jealous wife or girlfriend is good for an occasional roll in the hay or a BJ ... these F'ers are simply a black hole of need to know.

koperniuk666's picture

thats because you cant tun them off.... yep you think you do cos the screen is dead but  nope


its on......

Papasmurf's picture

It it's wrapped in aluminum foil, its off.

JohnnyBriefcase's picture

Exactly. You don't need a removable battery. Just some common, household aluminum foil.

Spumoni's picture

What do I do for a hat if I wrap it around my phone?

JohnnyBriefcase's picture

Buy, like, a bulk pack from costco or something. Its a precious metal investment.

Aluminium bitchez!!

Bro of the Sorrowful Figure's picture

farraday cage. boom problem solved.

Seer's picture

And be sure you know how to deal with foil properly...

zuuma's picture

just save a mylar wrapper from some pc part-- like a hard drive.

drop your fone in there if you want to put it in solitary confinement.

fonestar's picture

All you've shown me so far is an idiotic quest to go further and further down the rabbit hole of "what if" scenarios to try and explain why the NSA and other agencies would willingly destroy the free lunch they enjoy under dollar hegemony.

At least it's amusing.

Occident Mortal's picture

Well if you still believe all that shite you just posted you will be able to exercise some self discipline and NOT click on this link showing a picture of Satoshi Nakamoto AKA Dr. Tatsuaki Okamoto.

Oh dear you are going to click on it... Your belief system is crumbling.

fonestar's picture

OH NO!!!

He found a picture of a Japanese cryptographer!!



WOAR's picture

He worked at Bell Labs in the 90's?

Oh my. I don't know what that means, but I'm sure if I dug a little deeper, I would be re-assured that the wrenching feeling in my gut is justified.

StychoKiller's picture

What is the "Malleus Malificarum"?  (What do I win?)

Dewey Cheatum Howe's picture

And why not it is just them sniping back at the same people calling his precious stock market a bubble.


Bunga Bunga's picture

Wasn't that Greenspan's job to create bubbles? Here we go.

Manthong's picture

All of this exuberant irrationality is getting tiresome. 

Occams_Chainsaw's picture

I'm much more concerend about the high-tech NSA hookers who always seem to know EXACTLY how much cash is in my pocket.....damn them to hell!

Antifaschistische's picture

Note to self - Always carry an umbrella.

fonestar's picture

I am still offering 1oz gold maple to anyone who can prove NSA envolvement in Bitcoin's creation.  There is no reason to believe this when the NSA went and infiltrated western technology companies to deliberately weaken their crypto.  The crypto you mentioned before were found to contain weaknesses, not backdoors.

Gen. Keith Alexander's picture

It is true that we have nothing to do with Bitcoin.

The rest of it... well, we have a job to do.

Rusty Shorts's picture



...the objective is to develop a 3D urban recognition and exploitation system...a network of microsensors, creating the ability to map an entire city and activities within it, in all 3D, all the time."

 - source [redacted]

Occident Mortal's picture

This is what the NSA were doing with your tax dollars in 1996, that's 12 years before Satoshi launched BTC.


Can you tell me how this NSA design differs from BTC? 


Satoshi is a fucking plagiarist.

fonestar's picture

Satoshi is not a plagarist and I have said continually that p2p currency has been discussed going back into the 90's!  I rember a guy doing a presentation on it at one of the first DEFCONs!

Occident Mortal's picture


Satoshi Nakamoto is a pseudonym of the NSA cryptologist Tatsuaki Okamoto who wrote about a dozen papers on digital crypto currencies from 1991 to 1995.


1. Tony Eng and Tatsuaki Okamoto, Single-Term Divisible Electronic Coins, Advances in Cryptology EUROCRYPT '94, Springer-Verlag, pp. 311-323.

2. Tatsuaki Okamoto, An Efficient Divisible Electronic Cash Scheme, Advances in Cryptology - CRYPTO '95, Springer-Verlag, pp. 438-451.

3. Tatsuaki Okamoto and Kazuo Ohta, Universal Electronic Cash, Advances in Cryptology - CRYPTO '91, Springer-Verlag, pp. 324-337.

fonestar's picture

Satoshi very well may have been Ex-INT.  CIA/NSA are the biggest employers of cryptographers so it would not surprise me to learn that.  It doesn't discourage me in the least bit from using Bitcoin and would make perfect sense why he wishes to remain anon in that case.

Occident Mortal's picture

Okamoto also owns a string of patents which cover Bitcoin and are still valid for another 3-5 years, so he has every right to sue you for triple damages in a US court any time.

How are you only learning about this now??

Electronic cash implementing method using an anonymous public key license (1996)

Electronic cash implementing method with a surveillance institution, and user apparatus and surveillance institution apparatus for implementing the same (1997)

Method and apparatus for implementing hierarchical electronic cash (1997)

Electronic cash implementing method for issuer having electronic cash balance counters, corresponding issuer equipment and recording medium having recorded thereon a program for execution of the method (1998)

Groundhog Day's picture

I think that is checkmate fonestar

fonestar's picture

Satoshi is going to go to court and sue for a POC that he released under a pseudonym and the BTC clients are GPL?  Good luck!  You guys are fucking braindead.