Hmmm. Not sure why. It
is, however, a bit funny that The Guardian, on the same page as Dean Burnett’s
article about those crazy conspiracy theories, features a link to a report on
documents leaked by Edward Snowden: “Revealed:
how US and UK spy agencies defeat internet privacy and security. $250m-a-year
US program works covertly with tech companies to insert weaknesses into products.”
The Guardian reports that spy agencies use covert measures
to ensure NSA control over setting of international encryption standards, and through
partnerships with technology companies and internet service providers have inserted
secret backdoors or trapdoors – into commercial encryption software.
Would that qualify as a conspiracy?
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