This Is How The NSA Is Tracking You This Instant

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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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Wed, 12/04/2013 - 18:03 | 4215216 Occident Mortal
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And with Bitcoin

Wed, 12/04/2013 - 18:05 | 4215225 fonestar
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Prove it loser.

Wed, 12/04/2013 - 18:18 | 4215264 Occident Mortal
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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SHA-0 was published by the NSA in 1993, but was shortly withdrawn as it was found to have a significant flaw.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.

Wed, 12/04/2013 - 18:19 | 4215276 fonestar
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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.

Wed, 12/04/2013 - 18:22 | 4215292 Occident Mortal
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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.

Wed, 12/04/2013 - 18:26 | 4215315 Stackers
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Thats nothing, They are physically watching and recording everyone at all times very soon.

ARGUS - video record an entire city.

http://www.youtube.com/watch?v=QGxNyaXfJsA

Wed, 12/04/2013 - 18:28 | 4215326 nope-1004
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Greenspan said this today:  http://www.bloomberg.com/video/greenspan-on-bitcoin-i-guess-it-s-a-bubbl...

 

Wonder how BTC will trade tomorrow?

 

Wed, 12/04/2013 - 18:39 | 4215375 fonestar
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Do you know what they call people who run around screaming because they have suspicions and no facts? 

Wed, 12/04/2013 - 19:25 | 4215541 Race Car Driver
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Err... fonestars?

Wed, 12/04/2013 - 20:46 | 4215824 Rusty Shorts
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LMAO!!

Wed, 12/04/2013 - 21:14 | 4215916 SafelyGraze
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max kaiser had some guests on his programs and they said that everything will be bitcoin and so that pretty much wraps things up 

 

Thu, 12/05/2013 - 00:06 | 4216451 markmotive
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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".

 

http://www.planbeconomics.com/2013/10/show-me-man-and-i-will-find-crime....

Thu, 12/05/2013 - 00:41 | 4216570 Real Estate Geek
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WaPo had very good article that is more compelling than this graphic.  Don't miss it.

http://tinyurl.com/nzs5w64

 

Thu, 12/05/2013 - 05:47 | 4216871 gold-is-not-dead
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THE WEAPONS WILL ARIVE IN THE NYC PORT AT NOON TODAY - NUKES, SARIN, ASSAULT RIFFLES! GET READY PEOPLE. HUM HUM HUM HUM ALAHEKBAR, VATICAN RULEZ, HARE KRISHNA! OBEY DISNEY!

Wed, 12/04/2013 - 20:52 | 4215849 knukles
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Yes, fonestars!
By golly, a new term for the UrbanDictionary!

Wed, 12/04/2013 - 20:57 | 4215866 RideTheWalrus
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Kanye West?

Wed, 12/04/2013 - 19:26 | 4215543 MillionDollarBogus_
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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.

 

Wed, 12/04/2013 - 19:38 | 4215590 Occident Mortal
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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.

Wed, 12/04/2013 - 19:47 | 4215619 Killer the Buzzard
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Ever notice how a lot of the new phones have non-removable batteries?

Wed, 12/04/2013 - 19:57 | 4215643 The Alarmist
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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.

Wed, 12/04/2013 - 20:42 | 4215820 koperniuk666
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thats because you cant tun them off.... yep you think you do cos the screen is dead but  nope

 

its on......

Wed, 12/04/2013 - 21:21 | 4215933 Papasmurf
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It it's wrapped in aluminum foil, its off.

Wed, 12/04/2013 - 21:40 | 4215997 JohnnyBriefcase
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Exactly. You don't need a removable battery. Just some common, household aluminum foil.

Wed, 12/04/2013 - 23:15 | 4216293 Spumoni
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What do I do for a hat if I wrap it around my phone?

Thu, 12/05/2013 - 00:02 | 4216437 JohnnyBriefcase
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Buy, like, a bulk pack from costco or something. Its a precious metal investment.

Aluminium bitchez!!

Thu, 12/05/2013 - 00:05 | 4216448 24KGOLD FOIL HAT
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I resemble  that remark

Thu, 12/05/2013 - 00:54 | 4216606 Bro of the Sorr...
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farraday cage. boom problem solved.

Thu, 12/05/2013 - 05:16 | 4216856 Seer
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And be sure you know how to deal with foil properly...

http://zapatopi.net/afdb/

Thu, 12/05/2013 - 00:33 | 4216542 zuuma
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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.

Wed, 12/04/2013 - 20:25 | 4215752 fonestar
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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.

Wed, 12/04/2013 - 20:49 | 4215835 Occident Mortal
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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.

http://www.ntt.co.jp/RD/OFIS/organization/fellow_1_en.html

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

Wed, 12/04/2013 - 21:09 | 4215898 fonestar
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OH NO!!!

He found a picture of a Japanese cryptographer!!

 

SELL YOUR BITCOINS NOW!!!!

Thu, 12/05/2013 - 00:03 | 4216442 WOAR
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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.

Thu, 12/05/2013 - 01:32 | 4216679 StychoKiller
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What is the "Malleus Malificarum"?  (What do I win?)

Wed, 12/04/2013 - 18:41 | 4215382 Dewey Cheatum Howe
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And why not it is just them sniping back at the same people calling his precious stock market a bubble.

 

Wed, 12/04/2013 - 19:37 | 4215574 Bunga Bunga
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Wasn't that Greenspan's job to create bubbles? Here we go.

Wed, 12/04/2013 - 19:57 | 4215649 The Alarmist
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IOW, Greenspan blows!

Thu, 12/05/2013 - 00:25 | 4216517 Manthong
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All of this exuberant irrationality is getting tiresome. 

Wed, 12/04/2013 - 22:24 | 4216136 Occams_Chainsaw
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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!

Thu, 12/05/2013 - 01:02 | 4216630 Antifaschistische
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Note to self - Always carry an umbrella.

Wed, 12/04/2013 - 18:29 | 4215334 fonestar
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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.

Wed, 12/04/2013 - 18:40 | 4215377 Gen. Keith Alexander
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It is true that we have nothing to do with Bitcoin.

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

Thu, 12/05/2013 - 01:02 | 4215939 Rusty Shorts
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...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]

Wed, 12/04/2013 - 18:41 | 4215379 Occident Mortal
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This is what the NSA were doing with your tax dollars in 1996, that's 12 years before Satoshi launched BTC.

 

http://groups.csail.mit.edu/mac/classes/6.805/articles/money/nsamint/nsa...

 

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

 

Satoshi is a fucking plagiarist.

Wed, 12/04/2013 - 18:53 | 4215420 fonestar
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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!

Wed, 12/04/2013 - 19:23 | 4215532 Occident Mortal
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Yawn,

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.

e.g.

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.

Wed, 12/04/2013 - 19:46 | 4215622 fonestar
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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.

Wed, 12/04/2013 - 19:56 | 4215646 Occident Mortal
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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)

https://www.google.co.uk/patents/EP0772165B1?cl=en&dq=ininventor:%22Tats...

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

https://www.google.co.uk/patents/EP0807910B1?cl=en&dq=ininventor:%22Tats...

Method and apparatus for implementing hierarchical electronic cash (1997)

https://www.google.co.uk/patents/EP0810563A3?cl=en&dq=ininventor:%22Tats...

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)

https://www.google.co.uk/patents/EP0926637B1?cl=en&dq=ininventor:%22Tats...

Wed, 12/04/2013 - 20:13 | 4215699 Groundhog Day
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I think that is checkmate fonestar

Wed, 12/04/2013 - 20:17 | 4215712 fonestar
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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.

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