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How NSA and GCHQ spied on the Cold War world
The central document is a once top-secret 22-page report of a 1955 visit by Friedman to Zug in Switzerland, where Crypto AG was based. Some elements of the memo have been redacted - or blacked out - by the NSA. But within the released material, are two ...
The NSA-Crypto AG Sting
For half a century, Crypto AG, a Swiss company located in Zug, has sold to more than 100 countries the encryption machines their officials rely upon to exchange their most sensitive economic, diplomatic and military messages.
Swiss cryptography firm helped NSA during Cold War
According to an analysis of declassified documents by the BBC, Zug-based company Crypto AG helped the US National Security Agency (NSA) during the Cold War.
RSA Received $10 Million from the NSA to Make Flawed Crypto its Default Offering
The first is surprising since the Crypto AG scandal had erupted across Europe more than a decade earlier. According to generally accepted accusations, the NSA (through the German intelligence service and Siemens) had succeeded in placing a back door in ...
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Determining Jurisdiction When a DAO is Sued
(The Supreme Court revisited personal jurisdiction in a 9-0 decision handed down in 2014 in Daimler AG v. Bauman et al.) The takeaway: even if you are not physically present you can be subject to a court's personal jurisdiction.
Trump and Torture
Presidential candidate Donald Trump has made headlines with his campaign promise to revive torture as a US government practice. First, with his signature bluster, Trump declared last November that he would approve waterboarding “in a heartbeat.
FBI's Push to “Fix a Typo” Would Really Expand Its Surveillance Authority
We saw it with the debate around encryption that we thought was settled during the Crypto Wars of the '90s, but which the FBI recently reignited with unsubstantiated claims that it is “going dark.
The Egan speech and the Bush Doctrine: Imminence, necessity, and “first use ...
This post is the latest installment of our “Monday Reflections” feature, in which a different Just Security editor examines the big stories from the previous week or looks ahead to key developments on the horizon.
Seen as Global First, Swiss Town to Accept Bitcoin Payments
A Swiss town that is billing itself as a hub for the digital currency industry will accept bitcoin for some payments starting this summer, in what proponents call a worldwide first by a government body and a sign that "crypto finance" is growing in ...
Cy Vance's Proposal to Backdoor Encrypted Devices Is Riddled With Vulnerabilities
This is the first concrete proposal of this type since September 2014, when FBI Director James Comey reignited the “Crypto Wars” in response to Apple's and Google's decisions to use default encryption on their smartphones. Though Comey seized on Apple ...