NSA Is Building an Encryption-Smashing 'Quantum' Computer

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Computing breakthrough could mean the end of privacy as we know it.

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NSA eyes encryption-breaking 'quantum' machine (via AFP)

The US National Security Agency is making strides toward building a "quantum computer" that could break nearly any kind of encryption, The Washington Post reported Thursday. The Post said leaked documents from fugitive ex-NSA contractor Edward Snowden…

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