Sunday, September 15, 2013

The NSA and cryptography: Cracked credibility | The Economist

Final paragraph of an extensive NSA reality check in The Economist
"Now a balkanisation of the web seems more likely. Jason Healey of the Atlantic Council, a think-tank, says that the denizens of Washington, DC, have lost sight of the fact that the true source of American cyber-power is neither the NSA and its code-breaking prowess nor the offensive capabilities that produced the Stuxnet virus, which hit centrifuges at an Iranian nuclear plant; it is the hugely successful firms which dominate cyberspace and help disseminate American culture and values worldwide. By tarnishing the reputations of these firms, America’s national-security apparatus has scored an own goal."
The NSA and cryptography: Cracked credibility | The Economist
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