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NSA, GCHQ and the erosion of trust

There‚Äôs been yet another revelation about Internet spying by US and UK intelligence agencies, thanks to the leaks by Edward Snowden, but this one has much larger implications for the information security community. According to a report published by The Guardian and New York Times newspapers, in conjunction with ProPublica, the NSA has succeeded in cracking the most common encryption… Read more »

PRISM and Obama’s lie

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In the maelstrom of accusations, opinions and spin whirling around the PRISM revelations, there’s one statement that stands out as particularly chilling. US President Barack Obama said: You can’t have 100% security and also have 100% privacy and zero inconvenience. We’re going to have to make some choices as a government. Implicit in that statement is a breathtaking lie. You… Read more »