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Privacy Activists Demand To Know Which Encryption the NSA Cracked

Several privacy and tech activists are calling on the New York Times and ProPublica to release unredacted documents in the wake of their report about how the National Security Agency is able to break encryption codes.

After the story broke on Thursday, Christopher Soghoian, principal technologist and a senior policy analyst with the ACLU, tweeted out a call to journalists to name the algorithm at risk.

Soghoian spoke to us Friday afternoon to expand on his tweet, saying the journalists are protecting the government's surveillance methods by not telling the public about the security technologies that are broken.

Source: Politico. Read full article. (link)

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  • Nazdrakke||

    And I'm sure they'll get right on that.

  • MasterDarque||

    Well they are here to help....

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