Wikis leaks has released 3 new insurance files that are heavily encrypted.
Insurance files are created to protect the person or organization against wrong doing or injury against it or them. Edward Snowden is widely believed to have created one to protect himself. Wiki leaks has issued insurance files in the past as insurance against US Govt pressure.
Last night another huge set were released. Without knowing my guess is they relate to the NSA.
Wikileaks has uploaded 3 more insurance files
Just a couple hours ago, Wikileaks uploaded 3 more encrypted “insurance” files and posted the links on the Wikileaks Facebook page. The size of the files are 3.6 GB, 49 GB and another file that’s a whopping 349 GB. The insurance files use AES-256 encryption, which is virtually impossible to crack given our current technology. It isn’t an exaggeration to say that the amount of energy needed to crack the encryption would destroy Earth.
The files are assumed to serve as a dead man’s switch in case something were to happen to Wikileaks, in which case the key could be released and the files could potentially contain very dangerous information.
Download links here: http://www.facebook.com/wikileaks/posts/561645433870573
These are torrent files. You will need some kind of torrent client to download them.
The Advanced Encryption Standard (AES) is a specification for the encryption of electronic data established by the U.S. National Institute of Standards and Technology (NIST) in 2001. It is based on the Rijndael cipher developed by two Belgian cryptographers, Joan Daemen and Vincent Rijmen, who submitted a proposal which was evaluated by the NIST during the AES selection process.
AES has been adopted by the U.S. government and is now used worldwide. It supersedes the Data Encryption Standard (DES), which was published in 1977. The algorithm described by AES is a symmetric-key algorithm, meaning the same key is used for both encrypting and decrypting the data.
In the United States, AES was announced by the NIST as U.S. FIPS PUB 197 (FIPS 197) on November 26, 2001. This announcement followed a five-year standardization process in which fifteen competing designs were presented and evaluated, before the Rijndael cipher was selected as the most suitable (see Advanced Encryption Standard process for more details). It became effective as a federal government standard on May 26, 2002 after approval by the Secretary of Commerce. AES is included in the ISO/IEC 18033-3 standard. AES is available in many different encryption packages, and is the first publicly accessible and open cipher approved by the National Security Agency (NSA) for top secret information when used in an NSA approved cryptographic module (see Security of AES, below).
The name Rijndael (Dutch pronunciation: [ˈrɛindaːl]) is a play on the names of the two inventors (Joan Daemen and Vincent Rijmen). Strictly speaking, the AES standard is a variant of Rijndael where the block size is restricted to 128 bits.
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Lying to Congress is a crime. The people who did need to be held accountable.
Two US senators on the intelligence committee said on Friday that thousands of annual violations by the National Security Agency on its own restrictions were “the tip of the iceberg.”
“The executive branch has now confirmed that the rules, regulations and court-imposed standards for protecting the privacy of Americans’ have been violated thousands of times each year,” said senators Ron Wyden and Mark Udall, two leading critics of bulk surveillance, who responded Friday to a Washington Post story based on documents provided by whistleblower Edward Snowden.
“We have previously said that the violations of these laws and rules were more serious than had been acknowledged, and we believe Americans should know that this confirmation is just the tip of a larger iceberg.”
On July 31, Wyden, backed by Udall, vaguely warned other senators in a floor speech that the NSA and the director of national intelligence were substantively misleading legislators by describing improperly collected data as a matter of innocent and anodyne human or technical errors.
In keeping with their typically cautious pattern when discussing classified information, Wyden and Udall did not provide details about their claimed “iceberg” of surveillance malfeasance. But they hinted that the public still lacks an adequate understanding of the NSA’s powers to collect data on Americans under its controversial interpretation of the Patriot Act.
“We believe the public deserves to know more about the violations of the secret court orders that have authorized the bulk collection of Americans’ phone and email records under the Patriot Act,” Wyden and Udall said.
“The public should also be told more about why the Fisa court has said that the executive branch’s implementation of section 702 of the Foreign Intelligence Surveillance Act has circumvented the spirit of the law, particularly since the executive branch has declined to address this concern.”
In October 2011, the Fisa court secretly ruled that an NSA collection effort violated the fourth amendment, a fact first disclosed last year by Wyden. The Post disclosed the effort involved diverting international communications via fiberoptic cables inside the US into a “repository.”
Shortly before Wyden and Udall hinted at even broader NSA violations of its surveillance authorities, the chairwoman of the Senate intelligence committee came to the NSA’s defense.
Senator Dianne Feinstein, a California Democrat, said the majority of “compliance incidents” are “unintentional and do not involve any inappropriate surveillance of Americans.”
“The large majority of NSA’s so-called ‘compliance incidents’ are called ‘roaming’ incidents, in which the NSA is collecting the phone or electronic communications of a non-American outside the United States, and that person then enters the United States,” Feinstein said.
It is stunning to me how much Senators and other politicians are willing to lie to protect the NSA and their own rear ends. I should say by stunning I mean sickening.