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Schneier: Strategies for Designing and Defending Against Backdoors

October 16th, 2013
Schneier: Strategies for Designing and Defending Against Backdoors
What the NSA wants is to be able to read encrypted information in as close to real-time as possible. It wants backdoors, just like the cybercriminals and less benevolent governments do. And we have to figure out how to make ...
    

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NSA Revelations Cast Doubt on the Entire Tech Industry

September 7th, 2013
NSA Revelations Cast Doubt on the Entire Tech Industry
Six years ago, two Microsoft cryptography researchers discovered some weirdness in an obscure cryptography standard authored by staffers at the National Security Agency. There was a bug in a government-standard random number generator that could be used to encrypt data. ...
    






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The Coming Standoff Between Tech Companies and Government

August 29th, 2013
The Coming Standoff Between Tech Companies and Government
Given X-Keyscore was a program primarily designed to intercept unencrypted internet traffic, you could be forgiven for interpreting Facebook's post as a middle finger pointed in NSA's direction. This heralds a looming standoff between technology companies like Apple, Facebook, and ...
    






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