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Revealed: How US and UK Spy Agencies Defeat Internet Privacy and Security

Authors: Ball, James and Borger, Julian and Greenwald, Glenn

Published: September 2013

URL: https://www.theguardian.com/world/2013/sep/05/nsa-gchq-encryption-codes-security

Tags: 2010s Data and Computer Security GCHQ Intelligence NSA Surveillance The NSA files UK News World News

Abstract: • NSA and GCHQ unlock encryption used to protect emails, banking and medical records• $250m-a-year US program works covertly with tech companies to insert weaknesses into products• Security experts say programs ‘undermine the fabric of the internet’