Encryption Standards Agency Denies Aiding NSA Spying

Law360, New York (September 10, 2013, 3:20 PM EDT) -- The National Institute of Standards and Technology on Tuesday shot back at recent reports that it had worked with the National Security Agency to make private electronic communications easier to access, saying it would never intentionally weaken encryption standards.

The agency's rebuttal came in response to several publications reporting last week that, according to secret government documents leaked by Edward Snowden, the NSA was working to circumvent the encryption that protects emails and other sensitive data on the Internet. Its tactics included planting vulnerabilities into a...
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