Charles Seife

Charles Seife is a professor of journalism at NYU's Arthur L. Carter Journalism Institute, and is the author of five books, including Zero: The Biography of a Dangerous Idea, and Proofiness: How You're Being Fooled by the Numbers.
  1. Twenty years ago the NSA tried to protect you from spies, not spy on you

    There's a crushing monotony to stories on how the National Security Agency has been bending and breaking every rule to crack open your mail. Each new revelation that hits the news -- that the agency has tapped into data warehouses belonging to Google and Yahoo, systematically undermined commercial encryption with backdoors, surreptitiously engineered weaknesses in encryption standards -- seems like another confirmation that the NSA is trying to batter down every technological barrier that might prevent it from reading your e-mails and listening in on your phone calls.

    By Charles Seife , written on

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