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).

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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