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[ NNSquad ] Newsweek (1975): "No Place to Hide"

Newsweek (1975): "No Place to Hide"

http://j.mp/1ixNX3t  (AES)

   "That day may have arrived. NEWSWEEK has learned that the country's
    most secret intelligence operation, the National Security Agency,
    already possesses the computerized equipment to monitor nearly all
    overseas telephone calls and most domestic and international printed
    messages ..." - 8 September 1975

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And you can find similar stories dating back to this point and earlier
about a vast number of other countries' surveillance capabilities.
Point being, this is endemic. It's not going away anytime soon, and
will not be changed significantly on a unilateral basis. So encryption,
to at least discourage *mass* suveillance of this type (as opposed to
targeted surveillance), continues to be good policy.

Lauren Weinstein (lauren@vortex.com): http://www.vortex.com/lauren 
Co-Founder: People For Internet Responsibility: http://www.pfir.org/pfir-info
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