-NSA and GCHQ unlock encryption used to protect emails, banking and medical records
-$250m-a-year US program works covertly with tech companies to insert weaknesses into products
-Security experts say programs ‘undermine the fabric of the internet’
‘The 's codeword for its decryption program, Bullrun, is taken from a major battle of the American civil war. Its British counterpart, Edgehill, is named after the first major engagement of the English civil war, more than 200 years earlier.'
It is telling that these code-names were used, as though these programs represent a civil war between the establishment and the people.
'…the most closely guarded secret of all – collaboration with technology companies and internet service providers themselves.'