Chinese scientists have announced that they have received the first batch of data from the recently-launched Micius satellite, which is designed for quantum physics research with the aim of potentially establishing “hack-proof” communication links.
Files allegedly stolen from the NSA’s Equation Group and auctioned online by so-called Shadow Brokers are so sophisticated they could potentially be used to break into every kind of device connected to the internet, Chris Kitze, founder of Unseen encrypted secure server, told RT.
The files released by a hacker group that claims to have breached the NSA are authentic, whistleblower Edward Snowden has said, explaining the documents’ importance and potential impact on the US elections and relations with allies around the world.
Among the latest batch of internal NSA documents leaked by whistleblower Edward Snowden are tips for analysts on what to notice about media leaks, playing catch-up over intelligence, and medical surveillance.
Thanks to Edward Snowden’s revelations, the US government can no longer directly collect everything that we communicate with each other electronically, Tom Devine, legal director at the Government Accountability Project, told RT America’s Manila Chan.
Will there be more Snowdens? Is the US government doing everything in its power to clamp down on future whistleblowers? RT discussed this with ex-DOD official John Crane and Mark Hertsgaard, author of Bravehearts: Whistleblowing in the Age of Snowden.