Stefano Zacchiroli at 2013-09-05T23:02:34Z

The NSA is Breaking Most Encryption on the Internet

«Intelligence officials asked the Guardian, New York Times and ProPublica not to publish this article, saying that it might prompt foreign targets to switch to new forms of encryption or communications that would be harder to collect or read.The three organisations removed some specific facts but decided to publish the story because of the value of a public debate about government actions that weaken the most powerful tools for protecting the privacy of internet users in the US and worldwide»

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I'm still taking some solace from this quote:

"Encryption works. Properly implemented strong crypto systems are one of the few things that you can rely on," [Edward Snowden] said before warning that NSA can frequently find ways around it as a result of weak security on the computers at either end of the communication.

sazius old account at 2013-09-06T04:36:25Z

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I for one disagree with the statement that the NSA is breaking *all* encryption.
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Anthony Garcia at 2013-09-06T14:21:03Z

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`s/all/most/` - But it's the same thing really. I'm kind of having trouble seeing this as much more than a subtle attempt to discourage people from using encryption since "it doesn't matter". I'm simply not buying it. If there was a grain of truth to it then they wouldn't need to harass and shake down people for their keys.

Anthony Garcia at 2013-09-06T14:25:36Z

And I'm not buying a message that "fixed" an older one without a signature from the same source. What if the "s/all/most" comment was inserted by a 3rd party? ;-)

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