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[liberationtech] Recent Der Spiegel coverage about the NSA and GCHQ

coderman coderman at
Thu Jan 2 17:01:56 PST 2014

On Thu, Jan 2, 2014 at 4:37 PM, Jacob Appelbaum <jacob at> wrote:
> ...
> I wanted to write to highlight some important documents that have
> recently been released by Der Spiegel about the NSA and GCHQ. We worked
> very hard and for quite some time on these stories - I hope that you'll
> enjoy them.

second only to BULLRUN drop; thank you!

> ...

off by one error; this is "VALIDATOR"

the OLYMPUSFIRE doc is at:

> ...
> There are quite a few news articles and most of them have focused on the
> iPhone backdoor known as DROPOUTJEEP - they largely miss the big picture
> asserting that the NSA needs physical access. This is a
> misunderstanding. The way that the NSA and GCHQ compromise devices with
> QUANTUMNATION does not require physical access - that is merely one way
> to compromise an iPhone. Generally the NSA and GCHQ compromise the phone
> through the network using QUANTUM/QUANTUMNATION/QUANTUMTHEORY related
> attack capabilities.

thank you as well for this clarification.  keep it up :)

best regards,

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