Edward Snowden strikes again, this time lifting the lid on how far and to what extent the National Security Agency (N.S.A.) has been secretly unraveling encryption technology that we all rely onto keep our online data safe and confidential.
According to our partner The New York Times, the N.S.A. has bypassed or simply cracked much of the digital encryption used by businesses and regular Americans.
What was once thought to be protected isn't. According to reports, the N.S.A. has built powerful supercomputers to break encryption codes and spent billions of dollars in cahoots with other tech firms to insert "back doors" into their systems and software.
Scott Shane, national security correspondent for our partner The New York Times, explains Snowden's latest leak.