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A Great Week For the NSA

It’s been a great week for the NSA. First, we get the news that they are (effectively) behind the hacker collective known as the Equation Group (which does insane things, like deploy malware into the firmware of hard drives, so it survives drive formatting). Now we learn that they’ve essentially pwned all cell phone SIM cards.

The bottom line is that people around the world, regardless of their nationality, should know that the United States is not spying on ordinary people who don’t threaten our national security and that we take their privacy concerns into account in our policies and procedures.

Barack Obama, Jan 17, 2014

Between this and the fact that the private key for the Lenovo adware/malware was cracked in 3 hours by a single man…

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