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Guardian, New York Times and ProPublica reveal the NSA's campaign to undermine internet security
A joint report today from The Guardian, The New York Times and ProPublica reveals that "The National Security Agency is winning its long-running secret war on encryption, using supercomputers, technical trickery, court orders and behind-the-scenes persuasion to undermine the major tools protecting the privacy of everyday communications in the Internet age, according to newly disclosed documents."
Documents provided to The Guardian show the agency has cracked encryption and digital scrambling or circumvented such digital safeguards protecting data such as trade secrets, medical records, emails, web searches, internet chats and phone calls.
ProPublica also published an explanation of why it chose to publish the piece.