NSA and GCHQ crack encryption; consider ordinary Americans ‘adversaries’
Saturday, September 7, 2013
The campaign waged by the National Security Agency (NSA) and the UK’s Government Communications Headquarters (GCHQ) to undermine all Internet privacy and security goes far beyond even what was previously revealed.
In the latest top secret documents revealed by Edward Snowden, it is also revealed that the agencies consider ordinary citizens “adversaries.”
Some of the most noteworthy aspects of the latest documents, reported on by The Guardian, Pro Publica and The New York Times include:
This year alone, $254.9 million was allocated to a program that “actively engages US and foreign IT industries to covertly influence and/or overtly leverage their commercial products’ designs.” The companies involved in this program are unknown. Previously, tech giants issued cleverly worded denials when confronted with the reports on the PRISM program.