“US and UK spy agencies defeat privacy and security on the internet”

James Ball, Julian Borger, and Glenn Greenwald’s original, in collaboration with the New York Times and ProPublica: 2203 words. Only a brief description from me today. This is a big story and we’ll be hearing more about it all week, I suspect. Also see the NYTimes’ story.

NSA Bullrun 1

In short: Through methods including bribing companies to insert security weaknesses into their products, NSA and GCHQ have “unlocked the encryption used to protect emails, banking, and medical records,” thus “undermining the fabric of the internet.”

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One Response to “US and UK spy agencies defeat privacy and security on the internet”

  1. Pingback: “NSA encryption story, Latin American fallout and US/UK attacks on press freedoms” | Shorter Greenwald

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