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    NSA Builds Code-Cracking Computer

    Demonstrators protest outside of the U.S. Capitol in Washington during a rally to demand that the U.S. Congress investigate the National Security Agency's mass surveillance programs Saturday, Oct. 26, 2013. (AP Photo/Jose Luis Magana)

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    Nothing to look at here, folks, just the National Security Agency building a massive, encryption-breaking quantum computer. According to documents released by leaker Edward Snowden, the NSA is rushing to create a computer that can decipher virtually every type of encryption that guards banking, medical, and government records. The effort is part of a $79.7 million research program called "Penetrating Hard Targets" that's taking place at a lab in College Park, Maryland.

    Read it at The Washington Post