[cryptography] [info] The NSA Is Building the Country’s Biggest Spy Center (Watch What You Say)

coderman coderman at gmail.com
Sun Mar 25 16:22:37 EDT 2012

On Sun, Mar 25, 2012 at 9:45 AM, Benjamin Kreuter <brk7bx at virginia.edu> wrote:
> ...
> The law has definitely improved over what cryptographers faced in the
> 90s, but the attitudes have not.  The US government still wants a
> system where encrypted communications can be arbitrarily decrypted,
> they just dress up the argument and avoid using dirty words like "key
> escrow."

now they pay to side step crypto entirely:

iOS up to $250,000
Chrome or IE up to $200,000
Firefox or Safari up to $150,000
Windows up to $120,000
MS Word up to $100,000
Flash or Java up to $100,000
Android up to $60,000
OSX up to $50,000

via http://www.forbes.com/sites/andygreenberg/2012/03/23/shopping-for-zero-days-an-price-list-for-hackers-secret-software-exploits/

plenty of weak links between you and privacy...

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