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

Alexander is admitting that he'd prefer to keep us all less safe if it means being able to read one terrorist's email.
Keith Alexander: NSA Makes The Entire Internet Weaker To Protect You From Terrorists
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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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