The NSA has cracked the secure internet: 3 things to know about the latest Snowden leaks

Jesse Voluntaryist Mathewson:

VERY important! Read and understand!

Originally posted on Gigaom:

In the latest development in the ongoing scandal over U.S. surveillance practices, new reports show that the National Security Agency can break into a wide range of encrypted internet communications that have long been considered secure.

The revelations come from former NSA contractor Edward Snowden, who obtained a trough of highly-classifed information and has been slowly leaking it to the Guardian and the New York Times. The news outlets, along with Pro Publica, set out the new facts on Thursday in long articles that include slides and technical details.

Here are three important findings as to how the government is using “supercomputers, technical trickery, court orders and behind-the-scenes persuasion” to access supposedly secure communications.

The U.S. government and its allies have “backdoors” to break into encrypted communications

In the 1990s, the Clinton White House lost a political battle to introduce the “Clipper chip,” which would have, in the…

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Jesse Mathewson is the author of the popular blog, jessetalksback.com and provides commentary to many varied places based on a background that includes education in criminal justice, history, religion and even insurgency tactics and tactical training. His current role in his community is as an organizer of sorts and a preacher of community solidarity and agorism. He also runs Liberty Practical Training, a self defense school specializing in the practical applications of defensive approaches versus the theoretical. As an agorist, voluntaryist and atheist his life is seen as crazy and wild by many, though once they get to know him most realize he is a bluntly honest individual who will give you the shirt off his back if he believes it is necessary to help you.

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