‘How Did the NSA Hack our Emails?’ & ‘NSA Surveillance’

By Akemi Iwaya on December 23rd, 2013

This has definitely been an eventful year with regard to the ongoing controversy surrounding the NSA’s widespread information gathering activities. But how did they manage to ‘access’ the information swept up by their monitoring? YouTube channel Numberphile looks at the arithmetic behind the NSA’s encryption hacking and more in today’s double video feature!

Interested in learning more? Then here is a bonus video featuring more information about the NSA’s surveillance activities. Make sure to visit the About Section for each video to learn (and download) more about today’s topic.

How did the NSA hack our emails? [YouTube]

NSA Surveillance (an extra bit) – Numberphile [YouTube]

Akemi Iwaya is a devoted Mozilla Firefox user who enjoys working with multiple browsers and occasionally dabbling with Linux. She also loves reading fantasy and sci-fi stories as well as playing "old school" role-playing games. You can visit her on Twitter and .

  • Published 12/23/13
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