N.S.A. Able to Foil Basic Safeguards of Privacy on Web

Posted by bob on Sep 6, 2013 7:50 AM EDT
New York Times; By Nicole Perlroth, Jeff Larson and Scott Shane
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The National Security Agency is winning its long-running secret war on encryption, using supercomputers, technical trickery, court orders and behind-the-scenes persuasion to undermine the major tools protecting the privacy of everyday communications in the Internet age, according to newly disclosed documents.

"the agency used its influence as the world’s most experienced code maker to covertly introduce weaknesses into the encryption standards followed by hardware and software developers around the world."

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