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Internet giants voice concern over NSA, GCHQ circumvention of encryption

06.09.2013 23:05

Microsoft, Yahoo, and Google expressed unease Friday about the National Security Agency’s ability to bypass online security systems that protect the privacy of internet users.

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Eyingthelies 08.12.2013 23:54

Frank 07.09.2013 17:31

Does anyone really believe these internet giants didn't know the government had deciphered their encryption protocols? That they care one iota about our privacy? I'm not buying their excuses, the bozo who owns Google having said we have no expectation of privacy.

  

No they only care that they have been caught with their hand in the cookie jar!

 

Eyingthelies 08.12.2013 23:52

If you believe that the Russian and the Chinese intellegence agencies have not been doing the exact same things in total disregard for human rights, then you are very naive.

 

Odysseus 21.09.2013 02:23

Well Bitty1985, not only are you not Cindy Crawford, but the US is NOT a democracy. It never has been and it never will be. It is a constitutional republic. As Americans we all have a duty to the Constitution to guide us. Woodrow Wilson started telling us that the US is a democracy so people would start ignoring the Constitution and actually think they have a voice in the governing of their nation. The rich have a voice in the governing of our nation, not the average person. Americans need to stop thinking that they have a voice in their government and hold their representative's feet to the fire of the Constitution.

 

Kenny Caudill 08.09.2013 03:20

Its too late now, guys. All 3 of you allowed the NSA backdoors into your systems. Google has even come out and said that there is no right of privacy for their email service. Its disturbing your pretending to be offended now.

 

Bitty1985 08.09.2013 02:43

This is so disturbing; and it needs to stop! They need to drop all the "we're so free " propaganda. If the US is a democracy then I am Cindy Crawford.

 

jehjeh007 07.09.2013 19:35

Ladies and gentlemen, this is old news that has been rehashed to serve those attempting to stir up presadence against our US president. Example, "open-source&qu ot; is open. MS IE code was given to the government by force during the Clinton era, but not by Clinton. It was the Right-wing GOP senators back then that yielded "Bill Gates has too much power" and threaten Bill with prison on the count of subverting the government. The lesson is those who forget history are doomed to repeat it. So they are killing those who remember it. Listen to your elders, not the media. Then decide and act!

 

Frank 07.09.2013 17:31

Does anyone really believe these internet giants didn't know the government had deciphered their encryption protocols? That they care one iota about our privacy? I'm not buying their excuses, the bozo who owns Google having said we have no expectation of privacy.

 

G Eriksson 07.09.2013 16:47

Search for: handcryp english, to learn a FREE way to encrypt and decrypt short messages without a computer and without doing any math computations, and in a way that is truly unbreakable and without possibilities for backdoors.

The trick is to do small-step "vector additions in cyclic schema space", character by character, using pre-delivered one-time "biologically generated" crypto keys that are not shorter than messages. It comes as surprise that decryption procedure is exactly the same as the encryption procedure. The schema can be public, but might vary in size. False keys can produce false messages of choice !

 

fallenAngel 07.09.2013 13:38

(US/Western) gov declaration of war against world citiciens and internet. This can break the neck of the big US cooperations (MS, G+, A, Y) - no trust no business. Not only nerds might go to open source, also big multinationals.

 

Anne Kennedy 07.09.2013 12:19

If Syria is such a problem, the communications carriers can put a 10X worse hurt on Syria than the Military can by shutting down their ability to communicate. The US does not need to bomb them. More lies by the rich to kill and stay in power.

 

Anne Kennedy 07.09.2013 12:15

The Giants have a legal responsibility to protect their client data and they themselves now have no privacy. They don't need to kill Syrians, the most damaging thing they can do to Syria is cut off their communications. They can do that with software.

 

Alexia Noble 07.09.2013 10:50

The ruling elite are increasingly getting backed into a corner. Everyone is beginning to see the emperor's new clothes for what they are.

Vive la revolution!

 

The Rus 07.09.2013 08:50

Phil Zimmermann is founder of Pretty Good Privacy (PGP) encryption and battled the U.S. government in the 1990s over his effort to establish strong Internet encryption for consumers. He said he is confident that the NSA has not cracked PGP encryption, which is now owned by Symantec. “The fact that they use PGP for government users indicates that they haven’t broken it,” he said. “Otherwise they’d have stopped using it.”

 

Gerr 07.09.2013 08:41

Me thinks they knew about it all along. Now that the sh*t has hit the fan, they're feigning outrage... Snowden should be hailed as a hero! And there is more to come folks!!!

 

The Rus 07.09.2013 08:39

The spy agencies have focused on compromising encryption found in Secure Sockets Layer (SSL), virtual private networks (VPNs) and 4G smartphones and tablets. The NSA spent $255 million this year on the decryption program — code named Bullrun — which aims to "covertly influence" software designs and "insert vulnerabilities into commercial encryption systems" that would be known only to the agency.
Back doors required by US software co can allow any hacker to access the info as well.
Tor is next or already collecting data.

 

The Rus 07.09.2013 08:28

I read on another site that the NSA worked for 10 years to be able crack encyption on the web does anyone have anymore info on this? Or is this hacking the SSL keys or NSA given the access by these companies just by asking.
Can they crack PGP?
or any other algorithms any other info on web about this?
Or what cant they crack yet and key length is a better question manybe . Any experts know??

 

Keith Bosthen 07.09.2013 07:31

Jeff 07.09.2013 04:57

You know we could get rid of the NSA right? Yes we can. Look at history we will become slaves. Your a fool if you think freedom is what the greed of the world wants for us. we need to check those fools.

  


We could and we can and WE WILL, im starting to get tired of this bullsh...

 

Jeff 07.09.2013 04:57

You know we could get rid of the NSA right? Yes we can. Look at history we will become slaves. Your a fool if you think freedom is what the greed of the world wants for us. we need to check those fools.

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