I’m Speechless

From Slashdot:

A newly released top secret document reveals that the NSA planned to hijack Google and Samsung app stores to plant spying software on smartphones. The report on the surveillance project, dubbed “IRRITANT HORN,” shows the U.S. and its “Five Eyes” alliance: Canada, the United Kingdom, New Zealand and Australia, were looking at ways to hack smartphones and spy on users. According to The Intercept: “The top-secret document, obtained from NSA whistleblower Edward Snowden, was published Wednesday by CBC News in collaboration with The Intercept. The document outlines a series of tactics that the NSA and its counterparts in the Five Eyes were working on during workshops held in Australia and Canada between November 2011 and February 2012.”

Just out of curiosity, what part of the Patriot Act or the Constitution authorized this?

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2 thoughts on “I’m Speechless

  1. It makes one wonder – any software can contain spyware. So could some of those popular “free apps” out there, highly promoted and advertised, actually have been planted by the NSA? Angry Birds, anyone? It’s just a thought …

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  2. … and is there any wonder why Edward Snowden felt so compelled to leak this information..? The bigger wonder is why no one else before him did..!

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