TOR Radio: 09/12/2013 – The NSA and Israel, Unit 8200, and the Michael Hastings-Barrett Brown Connection

Traces of Reality
September 12, 2013


Spying EyeEpisode 54: September 12, 2013 – The NSA and Israel, Unit 8200, and the Michael Hastings-Barrett Brown Connection

Traces of Reality


Guest: Danny Benavides

On this edition of Traces of Reality Radio: Guillermo is joined by Traces of Reality Contributing Editor, Danny Benavides.  Guillermo and Danny analyze the latest NSA headlines (NSA Shares Raw Intelligence including Americans’ data with Israel ) to come of out of the Edward Snowden leaks and how it connects to the larger, global surveillance, total information awareness game.

We discuss the NSA’s relationship with Israel’s “Unit 8200,” its investments into companies like Converse, VERINT, and NARUS, and how these third party entities are used to circumvent laws prohibiting domestic surveillance.  Also, the Michael Hastings – Barrett Brown connection, their research into these global surveillance networks, and their targeting by the federal government.


NSA shares raw intelligence including Americans’ data with Israel

Shady Companies With Ties to Israel Wiretap the U.S. for the NSA

Israeli firm helps NSA spy on Americans and Mexicans

Meet the Israeli-linked firm that sold Big Brother machines to Mubarak, Qaddafi – and Washington

Israel’s secret intel unit spawns high-tech tycoons

Israeli Developers Upgrade Microsoft Search Engine Bing

The Cowboy of the NSA: Keith Alexander

Ten Things We’ve Learned About The NSA From A Summer Of Snowden Leaks

Drug Agents Use Vast Phone Trove, Eclipsing N.S.A.’s

NSA Laughs at PCs, Prefers Hacking Routers and Switches

Developers Scramble to Build NSA-Proof Email

N.S.A. Able to Foil Basic Safeguards of Privacy on Web

The US government has betrayed the internet. We need to take it back

Revealed: how US and UK spy agencies defeat internet privacy and security

Privacy Scandal: NSA Can Spy on Smart Phone Data

iSpy: How the NSA Accesses Smartphone Data

Obama administration had restrictions on NSA reversed in 2011

Security Experts: Expect U.S. Cyberoffensive Efforts To Grow

Let us count the ways: How the feds (legally, technically) get our data

Why should you trust Google, Facebook more than the NSA?

Turning the Tables on the Trackers: Wikileaks Sniffs Out Spy Salesmen

iSpy: How the NSA Accesses Smartphone Data

Google, Facebook, Yahoo seek permission to publish FISA requests

NSA violations led judge to consider viability of surveillance program

Court Upbraided N.S.A. on Its Use of Call-Log Data

Declassified court documents highlight NSA violations in data collection for surveillance

Google security exec: ‘Passwords are dead’

The Strange Case of Barrett Brown

Endgame: the link between Barrett Brown & Michael Hastings – was this why they were targeted?

Connections Between Michael Hastings, Edward Snowden and Barrett Brown—The War With the Security State

Project PM: Endgame Systems

Project PM: Team Themis

Latest NSA Crypto Revelations Could Spur Internet Makeover

Meshnet activists rebuilding the internet from scratch