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Author McAvoy, Nelson, 1930-

Title Coded messages : how the CIA and NSA hoodwink Congress and the people / Nelson McAvoy.

Publication Info. New York : Algora Pub., [2010]


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Description 1 online resource (xiv, 197 pages) : illustrations
Bibliography Includes bibliographical references and index.
Note Print version record.
Contents Abbreviations, Special Terms, and Names; Preface; Introduction; Chapter 1. Symmetric Codes; Chapter 2. The Birth of the NSA; Chapter 3. NSA 1953-1997; Chapter 4. NSA 1997-2010; Chapter 5. Conclusions; Appendix A. Some Mathematical Concepts of Cryptography; Appendix B. Public Key Crypto Concepts; Bibliography; Index.
Summary Government is reading your mail, and the Intelligence services are reading the Government's mail. Who is in charge?. The National Security Agency was formed under such secrecy that it evades even Congressional scrutiny. A former NSA scientist raises an alarm over this abuse of America?s founding principles. Along the way, he gives a technical briefing on how messages were encrypted and deciphered until the Internet age, demonstrates that the paranoiac secrecy over encryption is now obsolete, and explains why. All this is enlivened with entertaining behind-the-scenes anecdotes from the author?s.
Subject United States. Central Intelligence Agency -- History.
United States. National Security Agency -- History.
United States. Central Intelligence Agency -- History -- History.
United States. National Security Agency -- History -- History.
United States. Central Intelligence Agency. (OCoLC)fst00536259
United States. National Security Agency. (OCoLC)fst00529218
Intelligence service -- United States -- History.
TRUE CRIME -- Espionage.
POLITICAL SCIENCE -- Political Freedom & Security -- Intelligence.
Intelligence service. (OCoLC)fst00975848
United States. (OCoLC)fst01204155
Genre/Form History. (OCoLC)fst01411628
Electronic books.
Other Form: Print version: McAvoy, Nelson, 1930- Coded messages. New York : Algora Pub., ©2010 9780875868141 (DLC) 2010037689 (OCoLC)664839248
ISBN 9780875868158 (electronic bk.)
0875868150 (electronic bk.)
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