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    The Spy Who Didn't Shag Me
    How to fool a wiretap.

    By Amanda Schaffer
    Posted Monday, Feb. 6, 2006, at 6:44 AM ET

    This week, as Congress kicks off hearings that look unlikely to check the Orwellian excesses of the National Security Agency, government eavesdropping may seem on its way to a telephone near you. Take heart, however. You may not be entirely defenseless.

    New research from computer scientists at the University of Pennsylvania reveals several simple, inexpensive maneuvers that can stymie widely used snooping systems. Unlike cryptography, these methods don't require participation from a code writer and a code breaker on either end of a conversation. And they were discovered using publicly available information and clever lab work—nothing classified.

    ... continued here - http://www.slate.com/id/2135490/fr/rss/

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    The Spy Who Didn't Shag Me
    How to fool a wiretap.

    By Amanda Schaffer
    Posted Monday, Feb. 6, 2006, at 6:44 AM ET

    This week, as Congress kicks off hearings that look unlikely to check the Orwellian excesses of the National Security Agency, government eavesdropping may seem on its way to a telephone near you. Take heart, however. You may not be entirely defenseless.

    New research from computer scientists at the University of Pennsylvania reveals several simple, inexpensive maneuvers that can stymie widely used snooping systems. Unlike cryptography, these methods don't require participation from a code writer and a code breaker on either end of a conversation. And they were discovered using publicly available information and clever lab work—nothing classified.

    ... continued here - http://www.slate.com/id/2135490/fr/rss/
    A decade on, and wiretaps are old hat. Now the NSA has records of your farts.

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