1. How America's Top Tech Companies Created the Surveillance State
Matéria com contextualização histórica muito interessante sobre a relação entre as agências de inteligência dos EUA e as empresas privadas do Vale do Silício.
But the latest chapter in the saga, involving Silicon Valley, begins in the immediate aftermath of the Cold War, when Hayden and other senior NSA officials, including his predecessor, Ken Minihan, were in a state of near-panic. Not only had the Soviet Union—the chief object of the NSA’s spying, and its raison d’etre—disappeared from the map, but now the agency also realized that the main threat was going to be “super-empowered” individuals—terrorists—who might be talking on cell phones or computers anywhere on earth. Above all, these new bad guys were using private technology, rather than the sort of intra-government communications systems that the NSA used to monitor in the Soviet Union or China. Not by coincidence, during the Cold War, the NSA often had the biggest hand in designing its own detection equipment. “We were America’s Information Age enterprise during America’s Industrial Age. We had the habit of saying, ‘If we need it, we’re going to have to build it,’ ” Hayden says. “But in the outside world, there was a technological explosion in the two universes that had been at the birth of the agency almost uniquely ours: telecommunications and computers. The Internet began as a combination of those two—you could probably draw a good history as to what we did to create the American computing industry back in the ’50s.”
2. Arquivos das revelações do Snowden
Anteriormente havia colocado alguns sites de referência com alguns documentos do Snowden ver aqui. Mas dada a quantidade de informação e os diferentes veículos de imprensa envolvidos na cobertura dos vazamentos, fica difícil de acompanhar. O site abaixo categorizou os vazamentos (mas não está completo). E também fizeram um mapa de visualização dos programas da NSA.
Link: Mapa da NSA
3. Cobertura recente da Der Spiegel sobre a NSA e a GCHQ
No 30º Congresso do Chaos Computer Club (30C3), Jacob Appelbaum fez uma excelente e impactante apresentação sobre os métodos de vigilância e espionagem da NSA e da GCHQ. O conteúdo da apresentação dele("To Protect and Infect, Part 2 - The militarization of the Internet") foi baseado nos documentos vazados pelo Snowden para a Der Spiegel.