How Microsoft handed the NSA access to encrypted messages

Back-door software portals – old news

Good Job Guardian! However, The “Crypto Wars” started in the mid 1990’s.  This revelation shouldn’t be a surprise. It is not a new thing.

The first clue was a big flap that developed when the government had a major legal fight over export restriction on companies that developed the first 128 bit encryption programs. The government insisted on access to a backdoor portal. The issue went dark,  until now.

A history white paper explains –

The Battle Over Encryption Software Export Laws – 1997

Or … do it yourself with surveillance software.