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NSA Able to Crack Internet Encryption

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I love that Geege put this in her Bummer stash. I love that she HAS a Bummer stash.

Here's the most important paragraph:

The agency has circumvented or cracked much of the encryption, or digital scrambling, that guards global commerce and banking systems, protects sensitive data like trade secrets and medical records, and automatically secures the e-mails, Web searches, Internet chats and phone calls of Americans and others around the world, the documents show.

The key word here is CIRCUMVENTED.

Apparently the NSA actively worked against strong encryption schemes being developed.

Not good, NSA. Not good.

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