The NSA Is Building the Country's Biggest Spy Center.


The breakthrough was enormous, says the former official, and soon afterward the agency pulled the shade down tight on the project, even within the intelligence community and Congress. “Only the chairman and vice chairman and the two staff directors of each intelligence committee were told about it,” he says. The reason? “They were thinking that this computing breakthrough was going to give them the ability to crack current public encryption.”

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New "Surveillance-Proof" App Has Governments Nervous


A new technology that allows users to send and receive highly encrypted photos, voice recordings, videos, and PDFs securely.

photos, voice recordings, videos, and PDFs securely

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PGP founder offers encrypted P2P services: phone, email, chat


PGP Founder's new startup, from http://www.buzzfeed.com/tommywilhelm/why-is-the-government-afraid-of-thi...

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"Why Is The Government Afraid Of This iPhone App?"


"Two Navy SEALs are bringing world-class encryption to the iPhone, for everything from state secrets to celebrity selfies. But that means it can be used by criminals as well."

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Thomas Jefferson used encryption to protect against government snoops


...In 1785, a resolution authorized the secretary of the Department of Foreign Affairs to open and inspect any mail that related to the safety and interests of the United States. The ensuing inspections caused prominent men, like George Washington, to complain of mail tampering. According to various historians, it also led James Madison, Thomas Jefferson and James Monroe to correspond in code. That is, they encrypted their letters to preserve the privacy of their political discussions.

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Judge rules defendant can be forced to decrypt laptop


In a case going back to 2010, a Colorado judge has ruled that a woman named as a defendant in a criminal case can be forced to decrypt the contents of her laptop and files. Answering the question of 'what about her fifth amendment right to non-self-incrimination, the judge ruled the fifth amendment does not apply in this case, even though the contents of the protected files could be used to prosecute and convict her.

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