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Are you a Linux Journal reader or use software such as Tor and Tails Linux? If so, you've probably been flagged as an "extremist" by the NSA. Leaked documents related to the XKeyscore snooping program reveal that the agency is targeting anyone who is interested in online privacy, specifically those who use the aforementioned software and visit the Linux user community website.

XKeyscore is a collection and analysis software that was among a number of surveillance programs revealed by Edward Snowden last year.

Its source code (basically a rule file), which has been obtained and analyzed by members of the Tor project and security specialists for German broadcasters NDR and WDR, identifies two German Tor Directory Authority servers as being under surveillance by the NSA. The code also cites a number of specific IP addresses of the Tor Directory Authority.

Surprise, surprise.

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Looks like you just made the list for posting about it. 

In your future posts, I'd add many of the following keywords to make it harder for you to be tracked:
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Are you nuts? We've probably all already been on the list since we first created accounts here!

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Are you nuts? We've probably all already been on the list since we first created accounts here!
I'm a former contractor there & other interesting places.

In reality, their ability to search on keywords, context, IP address and a lot of other parameters has become a requirement, as use of the Internet grows.  If they're interested in our banter here, then I'm going to turn them in for fraud, waste and abuse.  The 'fish' they're after are way beyond the tackiest commenters here.

 And I do every now and then tweak them.  When living overseas I used to say hi to **** & ******** every time I got on an international call.  They finally asked me to stop, so I started saying hi to our German friends. :)
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