NSA website 'for children' features code breaking cats and dogs

To say that the NSA has a public image problem would be an understatement. Perhaps in recognition of this fact, the beleaguered intelligence agency has attempted to reach out to a younger audience, a much younger audience.

America's Crytopkids, a flash-based website hosted by the NSA, is the place where pre-teens can go to learn about the benefits of the National Security Agency from the likes of "Crypto Cat" and "Decipher Dog," D-dog for short.

D-dog: keeping the world safe for all of us

While one might wonder if a dog could possibly possess the necessary qualifications to work at a government agency like the NSA, one quick look at his biography reveals that he is an ideal candidate. Asked about his "favorite computer project," D-dog explains how he was able to set up a wireless network for his entire family of seven. The best part? As administrator, D-dog can "check the programs to see which ones are being used, I can figure out which member of my family is using the network." You can't make this stuff up . . .

In addition to character biographies, the website also offers a Morse Code related mini game and the opportunity to learn about "How Can I Work For The NSA?" from a floppy eared rabbit.

According to the New York Times, America's Cryptokids actually has a surprisingly long history reaching all the way back to 2005.

Make sure to check out the full story, if only for the chance to see the prestigious Times attribute quotes to "turtle."

Source: New York Timesimage via NSA

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NSA playing with kids! This is just a deceptive tactic to get into the average family's home to implant surveillance software on their computers and network. Who would ever think of such a ploy?
Or is it just like the Obama man says; Thrust the they NSA, they are your friends and neighbors. Trust the NSA? Ask Edward Snowden.

Except McGruff was good, NSA spy dog does mind control and black operation abuses on society. NSA is not a law enforcement agency and does not value human life or liberty. We see the public as the enemy, in fact. We run and implement a surveillance cage on humanity.

The message is too confined, like a brainwash message for kids to indoctrinate them into understanding the NSA is doing all this to protect people, rather than to abuse and control them.

Its part of their mind control program for kids. http://www.oregonstatehospital.../russelltice-nsarnmebl.html

"Set up a wireless network for your family of 7, so we can penetrate the signal easier and monitor your family over the internet easier. The convience of a wireless access gateway will mean more devices are connected with greater reliability, ensuring more data gets to the NSA" "We don't tell the parents this is all part of a world domination scheme of the US government or that the internet is the greatest mind control device ever created"

NSA spy in a doggy costume to deceive people. Hahaha.. the public should feel retarded.

Edited by nullie, Jan 26 2014, 5:43pm :

Nearly all children nowadays were horrible. What was worst of all was that by means of such organisations as the Spies they were systematically tyrned into ungovernable little savages, and yet this produced in them no tendency whatsoever to rebel against the disclipline of the Party. On the contrary, they adored the Party and everything connected with it. The songs, the processions, the banners, the hiking, the drilling with dummy rifles, the yelling of slogans, the worship of Big Brother - it was all a sort of glorious game to them.

This isn't news or noteworthy. Providing a reason to get children excited about the work that the NSA generally does should not be frowned upon. This is not about the current headline stories that should be frowned upon.

Whether they are code breaking for the NSA, or becoming programmers for random software (e.g., games, mobile apps, websites, operating systems, etc), it's good to get them motivated. Not everything that the NSA does is evil; before the overstepping privacy issues cropped up, their core job was never in question.

pickypg said,
This isn't news or noteworthy. Providing a reason to get children excited about the work that the NSA generally does should not be frowned upon. This is not about the current headline stories that should be frowned upon.
Seriously?
That's like saying your high-school guidance counsellor told people about the 'explicit' magazines under your bed and you said those magazines "were there a moment ago but they aren't GENERALLY there."

The "NATIONAL SECURITY AGENCY" doesn't "GENERALLY" eavesdrop and spy on people?


Not everything that the NSA does is evil....
True.
Sometimes they go home for dinner and lie to... um, I mean lie with their spouse, and have a happy life.

abecedarian paradoxious said,
The "NATIONAL SECURITY AGENCY" doesn't "GENERALLY" eavesdrop and spy on people?
That's their job.

It's only when they're doing it to citizens when it's wrong and illegal.

abecedarian paradoxious said,
Sometimes they go home for dinner and lie to...
They are allowed to tell their family where they work. They are only disallowed from discussing classified material.

If you want to complain about someone, then complain about the people not stopping the "questionable" activities; the peons performing the work cannot do much about it. That would primarily be the Executive Branch followed by the Legislative Branch, with a not-too-distant third Judicial Branch (particularly the secret courts). The Executive Branch asked for it and fights for it (as the representatives of the government in the secret courts), the Legislative Branch has done nothing to stop it, and the Judicial Branch--via the secret courts--has allowed it to continue even though it pretty clearly violates the Constitution.

Matthew_Thepc said,

ummm...the NSA is not NASA O.O

The NSA actually has the greatest space program of all, though. They have more satellites than NASA, electron imaging from space, pointed at and monitoring every square inch of earths surface, and literally every person. Look up the 30+ ELINT/SIGINT satellites on the NRO Launch Database on Wikipedia. They can also record and monitor brainwaves from space, a system called TAMI or "Thought Amplifying and Mind Interface" and they watch us in our homes. They've been using this crap to spy on us since 1976, based on Malech's 1974 patent for mind reading/altering radar systems. In contrast, NASA has like only a few satellites, .. Hubble, two donated from the NRO in 2012, and like 1 or 2 others. Most satellites are actually weaponized and used for surveillance, versus exploration or scientific use. They also have a ton of energy weapons aimed at everyones brains, part of the TAMI system and Strategic Defense Initiative. Learn more @

http://www.oregonstatehospital.../russelltice-nsarnmebl.html

The NSAs primary duty is air wave / space monitoring, they call it Signals Intelligence..

Internet and phone taps are the low tech side to this, and have little to do with Signals Intelligence or the NSAs true abilities.

Edited by nullie, Jan 26 2014, 5:09pm :

nullie said,

The NSA actually has the greatest space program of all, though. They have more satellites than NASA, electron imaging from space, pointed at and monitoring every square inch of earths surface, and literally every person. Look up the 30+ ELINT/SIGINT satellites on the NRO Launch Database on Wikipedia. They can also record and monitor brainwaves from space, a system called TAMI or "Thought Amplifying and Mind Interface" and they watch us in our homes. They've been using this crap to spy on us since 1976, based on Malech's 1974 patent for mind reading/altering radar systems. In contrast, NASA has like only a few satellites, .. Hubble, two donated from the NRO in 2012, and like 1 or 2 others. Most satellites are actually weaponized and used for surveillance, versus exploration or scientific use. They also have a ton of energy weapons aimed at everyones brains, part of the TAMI system and Strategic Defense Initiative. Learn more @

http://www.oregonstatehospital.../russelltice-nsarnmebl.html

The NSAs primary duty is air wave / space monitoring, they call it Signals Intelligence..

Internet and phone taps are the low tech side to this, and have little to do with Signals Intelligence or the NSAs true abilities.

This I'm sure of happened to me last year and is still occurring to a lesser degree. Having audible pops and cracks, and 2 voices in my head responding in real-time to my own private? thoughts is just a little disconcerting... I must say that it can be turned into a fun thing just by thinking up BS! Oh the Intel. Now I know why they get it so wrong!

To say that the NSA has a public image problem would be an understatement

Quite the opposite, I'm afraid. It is the IT sector that is all worked up. The rest of mass is paying the same amount of attention as to any kind of sensationalized news. Not only most people do not actively care, but some of those, who do, are actively looking for reasons to defend not only NSA, but all kinds of data mining, t.i., of private sector.

Phouchg said,

Quite the opposite, I'm afraid. It is the IT sector that is all worked up. The rest of mass is paying the same amount of attention as to any kind of sensationalized news. Not only most people do not actively care, but some of those, who do, are actively looking for reasons to defend not only NSA, but all kinds of data mining, t.i., of private sector.

I have talked to quite a few people that are aware of the situation and talk about it where as a few years ago no one I knew even mentioned email scanning and phone hacking

Just like they were "aware" of, say, the new iPhone, Nork missiles, Boston bombing, Zimmerman trial, Syria/WW3, Obamacare and the Royal spawn, or more aware, would you say?

Phouchg said,
Just like they were "aware" of, say, the new iPhone, Nork missiles, Boston bombing, Zimmerman trial, Syria/WW3, Obamacare and the Royal spawn, or more aware, would you say?

How else are they gonna get funding! Stop inventing terrorism?

This and the MPAA going into schools to brainwash kids are really great reasons why the US needs reforming - fast.

When I saw the word crypto, I thought they were introducing bitcoins to kids Instead I find out it's just a dumb indoctrination gimmick for kids about the NSA >.< This is worse than that TSA animation for kids!!!

abecedarian paradoxious said,
Got to start the brainwashing and indoctrination early so future generations are numb to the implications.

This.

Here is a case matching my point:

trojan_market said,
I think cryptography is cool. whats wrong with deciphering?

I don't know, "trojan_market". I'm going to guess you're in your mid/late teens, and if not ... I can't explain it to you.

But anyway, why don't you tell us what is NOT wrong with it?

Would you like all of the conversations you've ever had with everyone you've ever spoken with, recorded and archived and deciphered if you happened to have had some foresight to do so, and able to be presented as evidence you may have even had a thought that you didn't like something going on around you?

I am not a teenager, I also know any technology or knowledge could be potentially good or bad depending who uses it. so people should learn, sky is the limit. if someone uses it in a wrong way, thats another thing.