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Amid NSA Uproar, Encryption-standards Body NIST Defends Its Process

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September 10, 2013 AT 10:48 AM
NIST, the group that oversees encryption standards in the US, said Tuesday that it "would not deliberately weaken a cryptographic standard." The statement comes amid concern that the National Security Agency may have meddled with a method adopted by the group, in order to gain a back door for surveillance