Linked by Thom Holwerda on Thu 25th Jul 2013 16:32 UTC
Legal "The U.S. government has attempted to obtain the master encryption keys that Internet companies use to shield millions of users' private Web communications from eavesdropping. These demands for master encryption keys, which have not been disclosed previously, represent a technological escalation in the clandestine methods that the FBI and the National Security Agency employ when conducting electronic surveillance against Internet users." Well. "And where once you had the freedom to object, think, and speak as you saw fit, you now have censors and systems of surveillence coercing your conformity and soliciting your submission." When quoting a work of fiction befits the state of reality better than reality itself, shit has officially hit the fan.
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RE: Confusing article
by Pro-Competition on Thu 25th Jul 2013 17:53 UTC in reply to "Confusing article"
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The obvious solution for email is to use something like PGP/GnuPG.


They're not giving up that easily:

http://www.informationweek.com/security/government/want-nsa-attenti...

Apparently, they are storing all encrypted communication indefinitely, so they can crack it later.

Edited 2013-07-25 17:53 UTC

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