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'ScareMail' seeks to confuse NSA programs with nonsense

An Illinois man has developed a Gmail browser extension designed to randomly insert fake, nonsensical stories into the signature of every email one sends to confuse the NSA’s surveillance operations.

Benjamin Grosser says “ScareMail” takes keywords from an extensive US Department of Homeland Security list used to troll social media websites and utilizes them “to disrupt the NSA’s surveillance efforts by making NSA search results useless.” 

The buzzwords include the likes of “Al-Qaeda”and “Al-Shabab,” yet also more mundane terms like “breach,” “threat,” “death” and “hostage,”among many others. 


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