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Year in Communications: NSA Revelations Overshadow Communications Breakthroughs

MacRonin (112572) writes | about 4 months ago

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MacRonin (112572) writes "Communications news in 2013 was dominated by serial revelations of the National Security Agency’s mass collection of data from major Internet companies and mobile carriers, leading to widespread cries of governmental overreach.

But those revelations, based on leaks from former NSA contractor Edward Snowden, were accompanied by remarkable advances in wireless communications. The Snowden documents also galvanized new efforts at making the Internet more secure and private.

The folks at MIT Technology Review have their year end rundown"

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