(INTELLIHUB) — In a March 2nd Intellihub article I stated that the “FBI’s cries of “encryption” [are a] deception [which] misleads the American public into believing that encrypted data cannot be decrypted while serving to take attention away from the real decryption masters — the NSA, which most likely has the quantum computing technology and hardware necessary to slice though today’s encryption like a hot knife through butter.”

Are Intel operatives, techies, NSA and FBI employees combing the net for open source information. Yes they are. Do they have search engines which make Google look like a horse and carriage? Yes they do. Can they focus on finding specific keywords used by either specific websites or specific individuals who may already be on a watch-list for whistle-blowing or other legal activities. Yes they can.

Is there a really good chance that given some of the articles I have published with the assistance of Intellihub that there are now “eyes-on” the site, the articles — and the comments? Yes there is.

Subsequent to my March 2nd article in which I maintained that the NSA had the capacity to decrypt the iPhone and all of the communications from the alleged San Bernardino shooters which they certainly intercepted and stored (since they are engaged in global full take operations), Edward Snowden jumped into the fray.

On March 8th, Snowden stated that the FBI’s claims were “bullshit,” and that the encrypted iPhone could be decrypted. An Inquirer article reveals that he made these statements over a live video feed at the Common Cause’s Blueprint for a Great Democracy conference in Washington, D.C.

Ed are you reading Intellihub for timely, open-source updates? If you are gazing into the “Looking Glass,” or PRISM so to speak, feel free to comment at any time. We would love to hear from you.

But then after Snowden’s comment on March 8th who else jumps into the tumult other than Richard Clarke. Clarke once held the position of National Coordinator for Security, Infrastructure Protection and Counterterrorism.

Now let’s return for a moment to my March 2nd article in which I also stated that the FBI’s demand “set the stage for a Patriot Act style legislation which will deprive Americans of more of their constitutional rights, under the guise of national security.”

A March 15th Huffpost Tech article entitled Former Cyber Czar Says NSA Can Unlock iPhone Terror Data For FBI, Clark made the comment that the FBI is attempting to set a “precedent,” with regards to Apple and that if he were still involved in counter-terrorism efforts at the federal level that he would have “instructed the FBI to call NSA headquarters at Fort Meade, Maryland, which ‘would have solved this problem for them.’”

The Huffpost then states that Snowden was one of the first people to officially come out and make this statement. But the Huffpost is a tad bit off. XKeyscore and IntelliHub put this information out into the public domain before anyone else did, and I also referenced the fact that the FBI should go to the NSA, and that the NSA already has quantum computing capability.

Were these merely lucky guesses, or just a timely news release? No. As referenced in the “About the Author” section my first Master’s degree focused on Intelligence Operations, and since all of my data was combed from open sources, I have experience in painting a picture of classified operations from information which is buried in the public domain.

So please keep checking back with us. We have more interesting articles coming your way and will continue to give you a behind-the-scenes perspective of what is really going on in the world of technology, surveillance, military and intelligence operations.

The author of this article, who prefers to use the nom de plume “XKeyscore” in order to maintain his anonymity, is a Doctoral Candidate and multiglot with two Master’s Degrees and a Baccalaureate specializing in Middle Eastern Studies. He holds one Master’s Degree specializing in Intelligence and Counter-intelligence operations, and a second Master’s Degree in Security Studies. XKeyscore has studied under a United States intelligence agency analyst and now-retired, high ranking, American military officers. XKeyscore writes exclusively for Intellihub News & Politics. Read more articles by this author here.

Image: Christiaan Colen/Flickr