NSA’s X-Keyscore One of Many Surveillance Programs Used On Americans
August 4, 2013
An article posted on the Cryptome website adds dimension to the NSA surveillance apparatus.
In addition to X-Keyscore, the NSA computer system used to analyze internet data (the government would like you to believe only harmless meta-data is collected and analyzed), a look at LinkedIn and other social media reveals dozens of other espionage tools and programs used to snoop on us.
“LinkedIn and other social media, job recruiters, conference sponsors, have since 9/11 rushed to fill burgeoning ‘intel analyst’ positions, many military and official spy-trained, now seeking greater pay and perks on the cyberespionage market,” Cryptome reported on August 3. “These ‘intel analyst’ job seekers and holders (happily ‘endorsing’ each other) parade the codenames of espionage tools and programs they have mastered, XKeyscore only one among” a long list of tools discovered.
Here is a list of espionage tools and programs used by the NSA and “HUMINT androids safely bunkered for intimately wielding their remote-spying apparatus”:
AGILEVIEW, AGILITY, AIRGAP/COZEN, AIGHANDLER, ANCHORY/MAUI, ARCANAPUP, ARTEMIS, ASSOCIATION, AUTOSOURCE, BEAMER, BELLVIEW, BLACKPEARL, CADENCE/GAMUT, CHALKFUN, CINEPLEX, CLOUD, COASTLINE, COMMONVIEW, CONTRAOCTAVE, CONVERGENCE, COURIERSKILL, CREEK, CREST, CROSSBONES, CPE, CULTWEAVE, CYBERTRANS, DISHFIRE, DOUBLEARROW, DRAGONFLY, Enhanced WEALTHYCLUSTER (EWC), ETHEREAL (maybe opensource network analysis?), FASCIA, FASTSCOPE, FOREMAN, GAMUT/UTT, GISTQUEUE, GJALLER, GLAVE, GLOBALREACH, GOLDMINER, GOLDPOINT, GOSSAMER, GROWLER, HERCULES (CIA terror database) HIGHTIDE/SKYWRITER, HOMEBASE, INFOSHARE, JOLLYROGER, KINGFISH, LIQUIDFIRE, MAINWAY, MARINA, MASTERLINK, MASTERSHAKE, MAUI/ANCHORY, MESSIAH, METTLESOME, NEWHORIZONS, NIGHTSURF, NORMALRUN/CHEWSTICK/FALLENORACLE, NUCLEON, OCTAVE, PATHMASTER/MAILORDER, PINWALE, PANOPTICON, PRESENTER, PROTON, RAVENWING, RENOIR, ROADBED, SCORPIOFORE/CPE, SHARKFINN, SKOPE, SKYWRITER, SNAPE, SPOTBEAM, STINGRAY; SURREY, TAPERLAY, TAROTCARD, TEMPTRESS, TRACFIN, TRAILMAPPER, TREASUREMAP, TRICKLER, TUNINGFORK/SEEKER, TURMOIL, TUSKATTIRE, TWISTEDPATH, UIS/PINWALE, UTT, WEALTHYCLUSTER, WIRESHARK (opensource network analysis?) WITCHHUNT, XKEYSCORE, YELLOWSTONE/SPLITGLASS