NSA’s XKeyscore collects router data, Skype conversations, webcam image

Newly revealed documents from the Edward Snowden trove show that it’s much more than a Google-like search engine for the world’s private communications data.

Rather, it’s more like a gigantic sea-dwelling kimodo dragon with double-jointed jaws that snarfs up the data equivalent of Great White Sharks like they were hors d’oeuvres.

As The Intercept reports, besides suctioning off web traffic from the fiber-optic cables that form the backbone of the world’s communications network, including data on people’s internet searches, documents, usernames, passwords, emails, and chats, it also absorbs 700,000 voice, fax and video files every day.

That includes pictures, documents, voice calls, webcam photos, web searches, advertising analytics traffic, social media traffic, botnet traffic, logged keystrokes, computer network exploitation (CNE) targeting, intercepted username and password pairs, file uploads to online services, VOIP streams taken from Skype sessions, and more.

See more here:   https://nakedsecurity.sophos.com/2015/07/07/nsas-xkeyscore-collects-router-data-skype-conversations-webcam-images/

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