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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He still has copies of the documents he shared and has hinted at future revelations (meaning he's read them).

I never said that he didn't. Putting words in my mouth so you can call me a liar is not only condescending, something you just accused me of, but also childish and stupid of you.

I'm not going to dig up all the articles written about how the power to release information is now in Greenwald's and Poitras' hands; it's available all over the Internet and has been discussed to death. I stated facts, and you got your butt hurt because it didn't line up with the way you see things. It happens, get over it and grow up.

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