The Presidential Commission

Robert J. Hansen rjh at
Sat Dec 21 02:43:18 CET 2013

> How major is this? The intelligence agencies seem to be out of control,
> not only in the US. I just read this as "they are not allowed to OPENLY
> weaken encryption standards and if we catch them someone may be scapegoated".

The President's commission on the NSA was expected to give a whitewash
of the program.  They definitely didn't.  When the recently-retired #2
at the CIA tells the President, "you're screwing up and reforms need to
be made immediately over at NSA," that's pretty big news.

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