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Experts recommend encrypting files to limit NSA snooping activity

Security experts are increasingly vocal regarding methods users can deploy to reduce NSA snooping

| Privacy & Rights News | Posted: Jan 17, 2014 3:03 pm

Current cryptography encryption is still giving the National Security Agency (NSA) fits, providing Internet users with an extra layer of protection from government snooping, according to a well-known security researcher.

 

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Bruce Schneier, author and security blogger, said the U.S. government is on a "quixotic mission" to collect as much information as possible, including online chats, instant messages, e-mails, and forum postings - and it's uncertain what current procedures are more secure. It's up to users to help develop an Internet that is secure for all users, rather than a system that is open and vulnerable from government snooping - and cyber criminals trying to compromise information.

 

The large amount of information collected by the NSA - against regular Internet users and foreign government leaders - has left people across the world angry.

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