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2013-05-09 02:02:26 PM  
Whenever I want *ANY* information I just dial up Penelope of the BAU.

The last 10 places Drew bought beer?  That's a 10 second search.
 
2013-05-09 02:21:15 PM  
That article made the NSA seem less scary and more like the half-assed intelligence gathering of every Homeland Security agency.
 
2013-05-09 02:22:00 PM  
I would love to work at the NSA. I'm not smart enough for a job even as a janitor there I bet.

When I worked at a U.S. Renewable Energy lab we had Government Red Teams try to penetrate our physical and cyber security pretty often.

http://en.wikipedia.org/wiki/Red_team
 
2013-05-09 02:22:07 PM  
Here is a tip that the government doesn't want you to know about internet searches, type the address for a popular site but misspell it.  Porn every time
 
2013-05-09 02:22:21 PM  
Adrian Chen? Pass.
 
2013-05-09 02:22:23 PM  

Citrate1007: That article made the NSA seem less scary and more like the half-assed intelligence gathering of every Homeland Security agency.


Yeah, they hadn't become self-aware yet in 2007.
 
2013-05-09 02:23:25 PM  
America is a fascism.  Not free, Not brave, just authoritarian with corporate capitalism for it's economy.
 
2013-05-09 02:24:03 PM  
Or, how to bore the shiat out of smart people...
 
2013-05-09 02:24:49 PM  
Google Dorking!?! penis goes where?

Old movie: Heavy Metal
 
2013-05-09 02:25:22 PM  
TIL that Google and the NSA are two separate agencies.
 
2013-05-09 02:26:31 PM  
Wait, are these the guys who know how to use search operators?
 
2013-05-09 02:28:31 PM  
The all-seeing eye of the NSA brings to mind the Greek myth of the Gorgon

Maybe Gawker should have googled "Gorgon" before they wrote this.

//I think they're thinking of Argus.
 
2013-05-09 02:28:47 PM  

Cheron: Here is a tip that the government doesn't want you to know about internet searches, type the address for a popular site but misspell it.  Porn every time


not true. I was looking for porn and found Fark instead.
 
2013-05-09 02:29:09 PM  
I would have preferred ...

How to Google the NSFW way
 
2013-05-09 02:30:35 PM  

JerkyMeat: America is a fascism.  Not free, Not brave, just authoritarian with corporate capitalism for it's economy.


 While I agree that we are becoming more authoritarian in some regards due to over-reactions to terriorism/mass shootings and the corporate capitalism is setting up an oligarchy........I don't think you know what the word fascism means.
 
2013-05-09 02:33:46 PM  
bomb Obama president white house al queda foreign united states airplane explode hack china muslim republican gun boston....


/am I helping yet?
 
2013-05-09 02:33:52 PM  
It is amusing that US roads are bloodbaths, yet billions are spent on a risk so small it cannot be measured. Stupid people.
 
2013-05-09 02:36:18 PM  
In college, I sang with an a capella group at the NSA. I remember thinking how fitting it is that the building itself is a black box.

// 642 pages on "how to Google?"
// maybe I should have filled out an application while I was there...
 
2013-05-09 02:36:20 PM  
This picture:
img.gawkerassets.com in the 1980's would have been considered a violation of National Security.  I'm not kidding, the HQ is near BWI airport (partially to hide all the radar domes they have) and they re-routed the Airports flight paths so no photogrphs of the parking lot could be taken from the air.  Back then, they took that "no such agency" thing very seriously
 
2013-05-09 02:36:43 PM  
I went to a demo at the place and watched them remotely turn on a computer that was plugged in, the webcam and record video of what they saw. This was around the year 2000.

I'm sure they love the ubiquitous iPhone camera.

/csb
 
2013-05-09 02:39:54 PM  

Magorn: This picture:
[img.gawkerassets.com image 850x478] in the 1980's would have been considered a violation of National Security.  I'm not kidding, the HQ is near BWI airport (partially to hide all the radar domes they have) and they re-routed the Airports flight paths so no photogrphs of the parking lot could be taken from the air.  Back then, they took that "no such agency" thing very seriously


That just means that there is another clandestine agency out there whose existence is denied.
 
2013-05-09 02:43:08 PM  

Arkanaut: The all-seeing eye of the NSA brings to mind the Greek myth of the Gorgon

Maybe Gawker should have googled "Gorgon" before they wrote this.

//I think they're thinking of Argus.


Good catch
 
2013-05-09 02:43:33 PM  

Voiceofreason01: bomb Obama president white house al queda foreign united states airplane explode hack china muslim republican gun boston....


/am I helping yet?


I often wonder how many times a day someone at the NSA says something along the lines of "Oh look, another forum post/instant message/facebook text/tweet of someone trying to trip all of our watchword alarms. This never gets old."
 
2013-05-09 02:45:37 PM  

Citrate1007: JerkyMeat: America is a fascism.  Not free, Not brave, just authoritarian with corporate capitalism for it's economy.

 While I agree that we are becoming more authoritarian in some regards due to over-reactions to terriorism/mass shootings and the corporate capitalism is setting up an oligarchy........I don't think you know what the word fascism means.


Corporatism

Not white knighting anyone ever, but when it comes to modern fascism we in the U.S. have been there for sometime.
 
2013-05-09 02:48:31 PM  

HellRaisingHoosier: I would love to work at the NSA. I'm not smart enough for a job even as a janitor there I bet.

When I worked at a U.S. Renewable Energy lab we had Government Red Teams try to penetrate our physical and cyber security pretty often.

http://en.wikipedia.org/wiki/Red_team


a248.e.akamai.net
They asked me if I wanted a job, I politely declined.
 
2013-05-09 02:52:07 PM  
Ummm...

http://www.wired.com/threatlevel/2012/03/ff_nsadatacenter/all/
 
2013-05-09 02:52:56 PM  

relaxitsjustme: Arkanaut: The all-seeing eye of the NSA brings to mind the Greek myth of the Gorgon

Maybe Gawker should have googled "Gorgon" before they wrote this.

//I think they're thinking of Argus.

Good catch


Nothing escapes my all-seeing eye!
 
2013-05-09 02:53:27 PM  

omgrtfa: Google Dorking!?! penis goes where?


I guess you could put it in one of those internet tubes.
 
2013-05-09 02:53:27 PM  

grinding_journalist: Voiceofreason01: bomb Obama president white house al queda foreign united states airplane explode hack china muslim republican gun boston....


/am I helping yet?

I often wonder how many times a day someone at the NSA says something along the lines of "Oh look, another forum post/instant message/facebook text/tweet of someone trying to trip all of our watchword alarms. This never gets old."


I like to think that there's some poor bastard who's stuck in a tiny cubical in the basement who checks all of those by hand
 
2013-05-09 02:53:36 PM  

JohnnyBravo: Ummm...

http://www.wired.com/threatlevel/2012/03/ff_nsadatacenter/all/


Sorry that is quick from my phone.
 
2013-05-09 02:57:05 PM  

Magorn: This picture:
[img.gawkerassets.com image 850x478] in the 1980's would have been considered a violation of National Security.  I'm not kidding, the HQ is near BWI airport (partially to hide all the radar domes they have) and they re-routed the Airports flight paths so no photogrphs of the parking lot could be taken from the air.  Back then, they took that "no such agency" thing very seriously


Look closely at the cars, this picture was taken in the 70s I would guess.
 
2013-05-09 02:58:23 PM  

JohnnyBravo: I went to a demo at the place and watched them remotely turn on a computer that was plugged in, the webcam and record video of what they saw. This was around the year 2000.

I'm sure they love the ubiquitous iPhone camera.

/csb


Haha!  I knew I wasn't crazy for always closing the cover on my webcam when not in use!
 
2013-05-09 03:00:16 PM  

Magorn: This picture:
[img.gawkerassets.com image 850x478] in the 1980's would have been considered a violation of National Security.  I'm not kidding, the HQ is near BWI airport (partially to hide all the radar domes they have) and they re-routed the Airports flight paths so no photogrphs of the parking lot could be taken from the air.  Back then, they took that "no such agency" thing very seriously


In other words, much like the USAF "operating location near Groom Lake?"
 
2013-05-09 03:01:27 PM  
Does this mean they're monitoring Facebook, You Tube and Twitter feeds, now?  Holy smoke!

/goes to pantry to fetch foil for a hat

//runs down to fallout shelter and seals the door
 
2013-05-09 03:01:57 PM  

HortusMatris: JohnnyBravo: I went to a demo at the place and watched them remotely turn on a computer that was plugged in, the webcam and record video of what they saw. This was around the year 2000.

I'm sure they love the ubiquitous iPhone camera.

/csb

Haha!  I knew I wasn't crazy for always closing the cover on my webcam when not in use!


What did you do to the built in mic?
 
2013-05-09 03:03:00 PM  

MindStalker: Magorn: This picture:
[img.gawkerassets.com image 850x478] in the 1980's would have been considered a violation of National Security.  I'm not kidding, the HQ is near BWI airport (partially to hide all the radar domes they have) and they re-routed the Airports flight paths so no photogrphs of the parking lot could be taken from the air.  Back then, they took that "no such agency" thing very seriously

Look closely at the cars, this picture was taken in the 70s I would guess.


or, they just paid government employees less back in the 80s

/ or, in more seriousness, the savings and loan debacle, and on top of that, people were not as good at buying new, useless shiat, because the credit market was not nearly as advanced as it is nowadays.
 
2013-05-09 03:09:17 PM  

JerkyMeat: America is a fascism.  Not free, Not brave, just authoritarian with corporate capitalism for it's economy.


Was the USSR a communism?  Was the British Raj a colonialism?
 
2013-05-09 03:10:32 PM  

JohnnyBravo: I went to a demo at the place and watched them remotely turn on a computer that was plugged in. use Wake-On-LAN, which was consumer technology since its release by IBM in 1997.


They're not some powerful wizard living in the dark tower. They're basically /b/ without having to worry about being held responsible for anything they do.
 
2013-05-09 03:14:20 PM  

JohnnyBravo: HortusMatris: JohnnyBravo: I went to a demo at the place and watched them remotely turn on a computer that was plugged in, the webcam and record video of what they saw. This was around the year 2000.

I'm sure they love the ubiquitous iPhone camera.

/csb

Haha!  I knew I wasn't crazy for always closing the cover on my webcam when not in use!

What did you do to the built in mic?


...crap.
 
2013-05-09 03:14:34 PM  

Magorn: This picture:
[img.gawkerassets.com image 850x478] in the 1980's would have been considered a violation of National Security.  I'm not kidding, the HQ is near BWI airport (partially to hide all the radar domes they have) and they re-routed the Airports flight paths so no photogrphs of the parking lot could be taken from the air.  Back then, they took that "no such agency" thing very seriously


The NSA HQ is on Fort Meade, in Laurel MD, which is actually a 15-20 minute drive (without traffic, with traffic it could be hours, you never want to be stuck on the B/W Parkway)from BWI.
As it is housed on an active army base, Civilian aircraft are usually prohibited from flying over especially at low altitudes...
You can see all those Radar domes and antennas from route 32 or route 198, so I don't think they have been hiding them, and I was living there in the late 1980s.
 
2013-05-09 03:18:48 PM  

TheR0CK: Magorn: This picture:
[img.gawkerassets.com image 850x478] in the 1980's would have been considered a violation of National Security.  I'm not kidding, the HQ is near BWI airport (partially to hide all the radar domes they have) and they re-routed the Airports flight paths so no photogrphs of the parking lot could be taken from the air.  Back then, they took that "no such agency" thing very seriously

The NSA HQ is on Fort Meade, in Laurel MD, which is actually a 15-20 minute drive (without traffic, with traffic it could be hours, you never want to be stuck on the B/W Parkway)from BWI.
As it is housed on an active army base, Civilian aircraft are usually prohibited from flying over especially at low altitudes...
You can see all those Radar domes and antennas from route 32 or route 198, so I don't think they have been hiding them, and I was living there in the late 1980s.


Yup.  I have friends who worked there in a previous life.  Lots of pics.  Inside pics, a slightly different story.
 
2013-05-09 03:20:19 PM  

LoneVVolf: JohnnyBravo: I went to a demo at the place and watched them remotely turn on a computer that was plugged in. use Wake-On-LAN, which was consumer technology since its release by IBM in 1997.

They're not some powerful wizard living in the dark tower. They're basically /b/ without having to worry about being held responsible for anything they do.


You are right. I am totally positive they are adhering to standards and COTS. It is just Citrix and pcathome. Damn, those guys are using corporations to build tools to spy on us. DARPA Is a joke.
 
2013-05-09 03:20:37 PM  
Writer was trying to hard.  I think in trying to impress us with his vocabulary, there was a malapropism or two.
 
2013-05-09 03:20:56 PM  

JohnnyBravo: I went to a demo at the place and watched them remotely turn on a computer that was plugged in, the webcam and record video of what they saw. This was around the year 2000.

I'm sure they love the ubiquitous iPhone camera.

/csb


I can do that to my laptop at home, but unless there is some exploit, how is this possible to just 'some random PC?
 
2013-05-09 03:21:05 PM  
I don't know why any agency have to act like dicks since they can pretty much buy all the information they want from any search engine and ISP
 
2013-05-09 03:23:49 PM  

Voiceofreason01: grinding_journalist: Voiceofreason01: bomb Obama president white house al queda foreign united states airplane explode hack china muslim republican gun boston....


/am I helping yet?

I often wonder how many times a day someone at the NSA says something along the lines of "Oh look, another forum post/instant message/facebook text/tweet of someone trying to trip all of our watchword alarms. This never gets old."

I like to think that there's some poor bastard who's stuck in a tiny cubical in the basement who checks all of those by hand


www.ottawalife.com

There is.
 
2013-05-09 03:25:12 PM  

Cheron: Here is a tip that the government doesn't want you to know about internet searches, type the address for a popular site but misspell it.  Porn every time


Off to Pen Island for some discount pens.
 
2013-05-09 03:28:25 PM  

filter: JohnnyBravo: I went to a demo at the place and watched them remotely turn on a computer that was plugged in, the webcam and record video of what they saw. This was around the year 2000.

I'm sure they love the ubiquitous iPhone camera.

/csb

I can do that to my laptop at home, but unless there is some exploit, how is this possible to just 'some random PC?


I don't know. I guess it is possible They scammed the flag officers at the demo. Looked pretty real to me.
 
2013-05-09 03:30:43 PM  
Meanwhile...

How to Google the NASA way:

www.wirefresh.com
 
2013-05-09 03:38:02 PM  
What an interesting document. Quite a valuable resource, if dated now by six years. I'm curious as to why it is FOUO in the first place, however. There are nine specifically defined exemptions which qualify for FOUO status and this doesn't fit any of them as far as I can tell. In fact it seems like this publication would be quite a public good if every successive edition were approved for public release. I'm curious to see what is in the more recent versions (if there are any).
 
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