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  •  The public key infrastructure (5+ / 0-)
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    boophus, bmaples, TarheelDem, rlochow, stevemb

    was developed during the 1980s and 1990s and deployed in the late 1990s and early 2000s without the input of the NSA. It was developed by large corporations and academia. It was developed to keep private information flowing about the internet, private.

    The way it works is the entity we send information to maintains a security certificate furnished by a governing body under strict controls. This gives the business entity a private encrytion and decryption key. When we do business with the entity we allow them to run a public key in our browser on our computer. This keeps criminal hackers at bay. Now the NSA has compromised this.

    Our response should be outrage. Anyone reading this who isn't outraged is part of the problem.

    Knowledge is Power. Ignorance is not bliss, it is suffering. If you like hypocrite Obama, you'll love hypocrite Hillary.

    by harris stein on Fri Sep 06, 2013 at 09:04:30 AM PDT

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