"The intelligence coup of the century"
For decades, the #CIA read the encrypted communications of allies and adversaries exploiting backdoors in silicon chips.
Free and open-source silicon will allow everybody to audit the full chip design, from netlists down to layout.
Keep up #Freedom with Free silicon!
Quoting the Washington Post:
* "Crypto’s shift to **electronic** products [..]. Foreign governments clamored for systems that seemed clearly superior to the old clunky mechanical devices but in fact were **easier** for U.S. spies to read."
* "a **circuit-based** system could be made to appear that it was producing endless streams of randomly generated characters, while in reality it would repeat itself at short enough intervals for #NSA experts [..] to **crack** the pattern."
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