WikiLeaks has published "Espionnage Élysée", a set of intelligence reports and documents that show that the US NSA has, between 2006 and 2012, intercepted the communications of three French presidents, French cabinet members, and the French Ambassador to the US.
The UK GCHQ has been actively trying to reverse-engineer popular security software in order find vulnerabilities that can be used to neutralize the protection the software offers to the agency's potential targets.
The US Senate voted for the passing of the USA Freedom Act on Tuesday, and President Obama signed it into law later the same day.
A small, perhaps temporary, but important victory has been won by privacy advocates today, as the US Senate has allowed three sections of the USA PATRIOT Act to expire.
Another vulnerability courtesy of 1990s-era US export restrictions on cryptography has been discovered, and researchers believe it might be how the NSA managed to regularly break their targets' encrypted connections.
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