Tag: National Institute of Standards and Technology

Congress Finally Put a (Really Obscure, But Important) Limit on NSA Power

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The House passed a toothless NSA reform bill yesterday, and VC Marc Andreessen says that meetings about privacy and surveillance between tech companies and the Obama administration haven’t been very productive. But the news isn’t all depressing for privacy advocates.

RSA Tells Its Developer Customers: Stop Using NSA-Linked Algorithm

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Amidst all of the confusion and concern over an encryption algorithm that may contain an NSA backdoor, RSA Security released an advisory to developer customers today noting that the algorithm is the default in one of its toolkits and strongly