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"It shows that the NSA had the ability to remotely extract confidential keys from Cisco VPNs for over a decade," Mustafa Al-Bassam, a security researcher at payments processing firm Secure Trading, told Ars. "This explains how they were able to decrypt thousands of VPN connections per minute as shown in documents previously published by Der Spiegel."

[SOURCE] http://arstechnica.com/security/2016/08/cisco-firewall-exploit-shows-how-nsa-decrypted-vpn-traffic/
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They've been doing it from the start when snooping started with the landline phones shortly after Marconi's invention. Wait, nope it started with the telegraph. Wait, nope with the first letter ever posted.

Suffice to say the NSA and their ilk have been at it for a long time. It's just now that the truth (previously considered a conspiracy theory) is coming to light.

Nothing you do is safe from spying, no matter who gives you the assurances and how much you paid for that privilege.
 
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Also when you think this is only the stuff you KNOW about, it gets kinda terrifying. That being said im leading a dead end life so i have no worries they will want to spy on me! Plus pretty sure if they did they would be scarred for life
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The mirror finishing on the side of the building makes it look even more mystifying and confusing than it is already. I wonder how many birds they have killed in the process of trying to make their building look "scary".

I'm sure someone at the NSA is sitting at their desk right now with a luke warm cup of coffee while reading this post and is about to head to the break room for some taxpayer-funded Folgers.
Edited by aweir - 8/22/16 at 8:56am
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The mirror finishing on the side of the building makes it look even more mystifying and confusing than it is already. I wonder how many birds they have killed in the process of trying to make their building look "scary".

It's not about looking "scary" as you so succinctly put it. It's about security through obscurity. You cannot see through those windows; directional / shotgun / laser microphones won't work either. I'm pretty sure there are plenty of other measures just within those windows.

And just so we're all clear:

The NSA wouldn't be able to do it's job if it didn't do the things it does and in the manner it does them in. I realize privacy is important but folks here need to realize that it isn't your privacy they're snooping through. Short of labeling yourself as a terrorist (in any country), I'm fairly certain the NSA doesn't give a hoot about you / what you look at / etc.

The U.S. government isn't some rogue agency out to get the common citizen. It's ran by people just like us on this forum; I'm certain beyond a shadow of a doubt that I know who a few are. They have lives and loved ones and those that they care about and a nation they want to protect. The difference is they're willing to do the unsavory but necessary things in order to protect this country and it's citizens, and by proxy the countries of allied nations.
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This is why Encrypted connections, emails, and messages are useless against .gov. But at least it's a wall against an above average intelligent man that has black hat abilities.
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It's not about looking "scary" as you so succinctly put it.

It's also about reducing their electric bill by keeping the building cooler. More reflected light means less reflected light means less air conditioning required. Tons of buildings do this, for exactly that reason.
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It's also about reducing their electric bill by keeping the building cooler. More reflected light means less reflected light means less air conditioning required. Tons of buildings do this, for exactly that reason.

You're right and it makes perfect sense but given what their mission is I'm pretty sure those windows have a lot more going on than just a reflective coating.
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It's amazing how quickly the public can go from calling something a psychotic conspiracy theory, to complete acceptance.

Onward, stallion to Orwell's future!
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The U.S. government isn't some rogue agency out to get the common citizen. It's ran by people just like us on this forum; I'm certain beyond a shadow of a doubt that I know who a few are. They have lives and loved ones and those that they care about and a nation they want to protect. The difference is they're willing to do the unsavory but necessary things in order to protect this country and it's citizens, and by proxy the countries of allied nations.

When you consider the stated goals of the left-wing commies currently running this government, and their belief that the ends justify the means to accomplish those goals. I'm no longer sure your statement is true. They may not be after the common citizen individually, but I bet if they don't already have access to our private information they are trying like hell to get it.
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