Imagine I was talking about that aspect!Upset that our intelligence system puts a lot of effort into cracking codes? Shirley, you can't be serious.JBSF said:But if they hadn't been revealed, there would not have been anything to undermine global confidence in American companies in the first place. Chicken or the egg.....
And my point being that Snowden went from an almost whistleblower when he revealed the level of information collected on US citizens to a traitor when he basically just data dumped all the rest of it to the press. He essentially did a Bradley Manning when he went beyond abuses of US citizens by the NSA and started revealing some of our most sensitive foreign collection information. If he had stopped at just the NSA collection of phone metadata and email archiving...... he might have been seen as an actual WB. Revealing that we listen in on Merkel's cell phone and are able to see inside Chinese and Iranian computer networks does NOT serve America's interests and are not things that American citizens need to know about much less ask questions about.
You DO see the difference, right?
"...government efforts to weaken publicly available encryption systems..." undermine confidence and you can't keep that kind of thing secret from cryptogeeks.
When was this "data dump" you're talking about? My impression is that he has not released "all the rest" of what he has.
"...government efforts to weaken publicly available encryption systems..." do not stop with just cracking codes.
Were you busy spinning for Al Gore's Clipper Chip back in the day?
The problem here is the same as it was back then: when (not if) word gets around that electronics "Made In USA" translates to "Transmits to NSA" we'll have some trouble selling them around the world.