Crypto Wars, Part 2: The NSA is listening

Crypto Wars, Part 2: The NSA is listening

When IBM spoke up about a need for encryption of financial transactions, the NSA balked at first, but then worked with the company to develop the first-ever commercially available algorithm for computers, the Digital Encryption Standard (DES). The NSA tested and approved IBM’s algorithm, but at what price to our privacy? Part 2 of 4.

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