Linked by Thom Holwerda on Fri 11th Apr 2014 20:21 UTC
Privacy, Security, Encryption

The U.S. National Security Agency knew for at least two years about a flaw in the way that many websites send sensitive information, now dubbed the Heartbleed bug, and regularly used it to gather critical intelligence, two people familiar with the matter said.

The NSA's decision to keep the bug secret in pursuit of national security interests threatens to renew the rancorous debate over the role of the government’s top computer experts.

I'm so surprised.

Update: NSA denies.

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RE: Why didn't Snowden leak this?
by Morgan on Sat 12th Apr 2014 02:02 UTC in reply to "Why didn't Snowden leak this?"
Morgan
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2005-06-29

He isn't leaking anything anymore. He released the documents en masse to some trusted journalists, and they choose what and when to release information. He's out of the game, more or less. Love him or hate him, he did what he came to do nearly a year ago, and has been in exile since.

It amazes me how little some people actually read or understand current affairs.

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