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NSA Can Keep Quiet On Internet Flaws It Discovers In 'clear National Security' Cases

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April 13, 2014 AT 8:13 AM
When news of the Heartbleed internet security bug broke last week, Bloomberg reported that the NSA may have known about the OpenSSL flaw for years, using it to gain info instead of warning the public. The government agency was quick to deny that story, saying that it found out when the rest of the world did. But as it turns out, if they had kept the discovery secret in the interest of a national security threat, that would've been okay thanks to a January decision by President Obama.