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

Posted May 5th, 2013 by roryn3kids

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

Posted February 6th, 2013 by TooNs

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

Posted October 20th, 2012 by abexman

"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

Posted September 1st, 2012 by JoelG

...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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Weak random number generators compromise SSL and PGP Security

Posted April 21st, 2012 by DarkEmber

Because computers are incapable of being truly random, any encryption system that relies on random numbers to generate keys (like RSA and SSL)become vulnerable to an attacker being able to duplicate the public and private key pair and compromise your security.

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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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