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NSA Says ‘No Backdoor’ for Spies in New US Encryption Scheme

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Rob Joyce 

Rob Joyce 

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The US is readying new encryption standards that will be so ironclad that even the nation’s top code-cracking agency says it won’t be able to bypass them.

The National Security Agency has been involved in parts of the process but insists it has no way of bypassing the new standards.