Tag Archives: NSA

On This Day — Remembering Navy Cryptanalyst Agnes Meyer Driscoll (July 24, 1889 – September 16, 1971) [2020]

“Once the pursuit of truth begins to haunt the mind, it becomes an ideal never wholly attained.” “We can never achieve absolute truth but we can live hopefully by a system of calculated probabilities.” Agnes Meyer Driscoll “In her thirty-year … Continue reading

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60 Years Ago — The First NSA Defection : William H. Martin and Bernon F. Mitchell (June 25 1960)

“The United States Government is as unscrupulous as it has accused the Soviet Government of being. Our main dissatisfaction concerned some of the practices the United States uses in gathering intelligence information … deliberately violating the airspace of other nations … Continue reading

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On This Day — Wikipedia Is Born. And The Spooks Love It! (January 15 2001) [2020]

“People that I would say are trolls sort of took over Wikipedia. The inmates started running the asylum.” Larry Sanger — Wikipedia co-founder On January 15 2001, Jimmy Wales and Larry Sanger launched Wikipedia. According to Alexa Internet, Wikipedia is … Continue reading

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Three Years Ago — Russiagate Intel Report Suspiciously Anachronistic

“The newly-released intelligence report describing Russia’s efforts to undermine the US election is a brick short of a load.” General Michael Hayden — Former head of the CIA and National Security Agency (January 7 2017) “The weight of evidence for … Continue reading

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KRYPTOS Week 2019 — SECTION III : A Transposition Cipher

With trembling hands, I made a tiny breach in the upper left hand corner… widening the hole a little, I inserted the candle and peered in… at first I could see nothing, the hot air escaping from the chamber causing … Continue reading

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KRYPTOS Week 2019 — History of the NSA Involvement

“Maintaining secrecy about the sculpture became a challenging part of creating Kryptos. Both Jim and I were under scrutiny by the media who wanted badly to know the answer. To be honest, I don’t know the answer. After Jim finished … Continue reading

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On This Day — Who Killed Dag Hammarskjöld and Why? (July 29 1905 – September 18 1961) [2019]

“I continue to have a strong feeling that Hammarskjold’s death was not an accident.” Richard Goldstone “There is a significant amount of evidence from eyewitnesses that they observed more than one aircraft in the air, that the other aircraft may … Continue reading

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Three Years Ago — NSA Hacked French President’s House

“Keith Alexander (Director of the NSA) told me he was disappointed because he never thought we would detect them and he even added: You guys are good.” Bernard Barbier — Director of the DGSE Technical Division September 4 2016 — The … Continue reading

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On This Day — Remembering Navy Cryptanalyst Agnes Meyer Driscoll (July 24, 1889 – September 16, 1971) [2019]

“Once the pursuit of truth begins to haunt the mind, it becomes an ideal never wholly attained.” “We can never achieve absolute truth but we can live hopefully by a system of calculated probabilities.” Agnes Meyer Driscoll “In her thirty-year … Continue reading

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On This Day — The First NSA Defection : William H. Martin and Bernon F. Mitchell (June 25 1960) [2019]

“The United States Government is as unscrupulous as it has accused the Soviet Government of being. Our main dissatisfaction concerned some of the practices the United States uses in gathering intelligence information … deliberately violating the airspace of other nations … Continue reading

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