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^^ Just got through the comments. Found this:

You guessed it. More bad news.

Originals and more here:

EDIT: I read through those. It's so much worse. Just so much worse... I don't even want to try to explain or even think about it. Mind-bogglingly worse...

The interesting part of the encryption thingy is that it affects Linux users too.  :P

GnuPG should be safe, unlike "online" encryption, right?

Matthew Green is a cryptography researcher at Johns Hopkins University. His blog post On the NSA was taken down by the university, then restored, with only an image of the official NSA logo deleted, after the initial removal caused an uproar in some circles.

Green provides a useful perspective on the NSA's activities in subverting encryption, from someone who really does understand the topic, about what MAY (remember - that information is classified) have happened and what it would mean if it in fact HAS happened.

-xtabber (September 11, 2013, 07:51 AM)
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Seems like the story of The Great Wall of China all over again. All that vision, planning and effort spent bringing something into being - only to see it so easily and totally undone by a simple act of human treachery.

Hmm...Maybe Sauron really wasn't destroyed after all. Maybe he just came here and took a government job?

(With a CV like his, he'd be a shoe-in for an NSA billet.)

47 minute audio interview (Fresh Air on NPR) with Washington Post's Barton Gellman on Snowden NSA leaks.

(found on BoingBoing)

^That Fresh Air interview of Gellman is definitely worth listening to in its entirety.  :Thmbsup:


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