National Security Director: encryption technologies developed seven years because of Snowden

Apr

28

2016

Said US National Security Director James Clapper James Clapper in a press briefing on Monday that the leaks by the Edward Snowden Edward Snowden published three years ago, helped to accelerate the development of encryption technologies by seven years. Clapper added that Snowden damaging the ability of the National Security Agency NSA to monitor communications.

The Edward Snowden – previously contracted with the National Security Agency – in May 2013 of leaking documents and documents reveal the project PRISM which the US government is using it to spy on the users ‘ data.

In response to the allegations Clapper, Edward Snowden said in a tweet on Twitter that among all the accusations against him, accusing him of speeding up the development of encryption technologies is the most cause for pride for him.

In comment to Clapper on the presence of encryption technologies that can not be broken, Clapper said it is unlikely to achieve, because it is in the human history, from the beginning of intelligence operations and control signals, the presence of enough time, as well as the correct use of technology makes access to the encryption can not breaking unlikely.

Last idea he proposed Clapper, supported by the recent success of the FBI to break the iPhone device to encrypt a shooters in the incident , San Bernardino. While Snowden underestimated the earlier allegations the FBI for failing to break the encryption on the phone.

It is noteworthy that a number of major technology companies, including Google, Facebook, and Apple did provide an improved encryption mechanisms in the products and services they provide as a result of leaks Snowden. The last of these services that provide encryption for all users of the Watts August , and Viper .

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