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WTF is XKeyscore?

Discussion in 'BlackHat Lounge' started by bartosimpsonio, Dec 21, 2016.

  1. bartosimpsonio

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    XKeyscore is basically a real time surveillance system which tracks all communication channels you can think of and analyses and categorises it in real time. I think that AI is in play there. The front end is comparable with Google. Authorized persons can search for whatever they want for e.g. a person and get all information in a nutshell.

    Edit: I'm wondering that you haven't been aware of it since it was heavily discussed in media back in 2013. At least here in Germany.
     
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    Holy shit. I thought it was some software. Now I've searched for it on Google too I guess I've gotten myself into the Matrix brain.
     
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    Err.. is this even related to seo? :p
    Sorry that reddit post sounded like alien to me.

    edit: Oh I see.. this is the lounge!! Current BHW permalink scheme is confusing lol.
     
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    Isn't that one of the softs that swowden gave access to to journalists of the Guardian before leaving NSA?
     
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    Yeah I didn't know any of this. The way it read back on Reddit I thought it was the end of the world happening live.
     
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    Can't get my head around what thats about
     
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    I really advise anyone interested in this to check the latest Snowden movie.

    Xkeyscore and few other softwares were basically like a Google with advanced filter. With one exception, that it didn't only search for public indexed stuff, but also everything private, meaning all your email correspondence, skype and facebook conversations and so on. It was used to find dirt on people and "prevent" terrorist threats and other stuff.
     
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    I can vouch for the movie "Snowden" by Oliver Stone.
     
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    Personally I did not like it! I preferred citizen four with the real snowden in it
     
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    I like both. Citizen four is more like a documentary.
     
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    I hope to find some some free time to watch the above movies soon. Looks interesting.

    I just wonder what the 9 or 10 black vans are doing outside with all those antennas, I think they wanna find out my SEO methods.