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[liberationtech] NYTimes and Guardian on NSA

Daniel Colascione dancol at dancol.org
Thu Sep 5 12:48:53 PDT 2013


On 9/5/13 12:32 PM, Richard Brooks wrote:
> Latest articles:
> 
> http://www.nytimes.com/2013/09/06/us/nsa-foils-much-internet-encryption.html?emc=edit_na_20130905&_r=0&pagewanted=print
> 
> http://www.theguardian.com/world/2013/sep/05/nsa-gchq-encryption-codes-security
> 
> 
> I find most of this (if not all) silly. They seem shocked that the
> NSA does cryptanalysis. It would be nice if the newspapers had
> people with some knowledge of the domain writing articles.
> 

There is a massive difference between cryptanalysis and decade-long,
well-funded, and top-secret program to subtly weaken international
cryptographic protocols and sabotage industry implementations.



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