December 21, 2013

SPYING: Report: National Security Agency paid RSA $10 million to build secret “back doors” into its encryption products. “Most of the dozen current and former RSA employees interviewed said that the company erred in agreeing to such a contract, and many cited RSA’s corporate evolution away from pure cryptography products as one of the reasons it occurred. But several said that RSA also was misled by government officials, who portrayed the formula as a secure technological advance.”