Jack Clark reports:
A former White House security advisor has suggested that you, dear reader, are naive if you think hosting data outside of the US will protect a business from the NSA.
“NSA and any other world-class intelligence agency can hack into databases even if they not in the US,” said former White House security advisor Richard Clarke in a speech at the Cloud Security Alliance summit in San Francisco on Monday. “Non-US companies are using NSA revelations as a marketing tool.”
But the takeaway quote of his talk has to be this:
“The United States government has to get out of the business – if it were ever in the business – has to get out of the business of fucking with encryption standards,” Clarke said.
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