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How to Be Friends With the NSA Again

National security is not enhanced when the tech sector considers the NSA the enemy
How to Be Friends With the NSA Again
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Relations between Silicon Valley and Washington have never been easy. But the technology sector’s fury about hacking by the National Security Agency has company executives talking about the U.S. government as its new adversary. That could make the Internet an even more vulnerable place.

Technology companies and service providers vow they will not voluntarily share information with the government and are racing to encrypt more data. Revelations by former NSA contractor Edward Snowden have also derailed discussions about how business and government might work together to stop cybercrimes.