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

None of which means he would have read all of them and he most likely hadn't read even a small fraction of them at the time he obtained them. It's actually likely that he has been going through what he actually has got in his hands while on the lam. And still, it in no way or form would mean that he has managed to go through it all yet.

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Morgan Member since:

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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