The never-ending NSA scandal

300px-Ingsoc_logo_from_1984.svgThanks to Edward Snowden, the NSA revelations keep hitting us…and it’s like some Hollywood movie plot.  The latest have been that the RSA installed backdoors into its encryption software for the NSA, and now comes word that the NSA sometimes intercepts shipments of new laptop computers to install spyware on them.  I do wonder if all these revelations are true or not, but the reality is that enough of them seem to be true, that the one truth is we cannot trust the NSA to be honest with us.  That, and US laws that restrict people from discussing these issues, mean the truth is difficult, or even impossible to discern.  For a supposedly free society, that’s a big concern.

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