Keith Alexander: NSA Makes The Entire Internet Weaker To Protect You From Terrorists

Keith Alexander: NSA Makes The Entire Internet Weaker To Protect You From Terrorists

Via Techdirt:

We've had plenty of discussions about how the NSA has weakened our infrastructure and put us all at much greater risk. A big part of the problem, we've noted, is the dual role of the NSA and US Cyber Command, in which there's a combined offensive and defensive role to crack the technologies that "bad guys" are using... while (they tell us) protecting the technologies that we're using.

In a new interview, former NSA boss General Keith Alexander attempts to defend this weakening of internet security -- and, instead, proceeds to explain why it's such a huge problem:


“When the government asks N...

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