Back Issues of the NSA's Cryptolog

Five years ago, the NSA published 23 years of its internal magazine, Cryptolog. There were lots of redactions, of course.

What's new is a nice user interface for the issues, noting highlights and levels of redaction.

Posted on December 7, 2018 at 12:06 PM • 5 Comments

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echoDecember 7, 2018 9:07 PM

I have copies of policies and internal memos that nobody every expected a member of the public to read or pay attention to. They make interesting reading unfortunately for all the wrong reasons.

It would be nice in the UK to have a similar system for publicy policy and FOI documents which organises everything for browsing or has a similar query system to what NSA-GCHQ use for searching data. It would also be nice for this system to categorise media and NGO reports and law databases. This will never happen. Nobody listens to the NAO (National Audit Office) either. For some reason the "badge flashing duck and roll" types lose interest.

I suspect the civil law aspects of the US system give rules more bite as does the civil law tradition of mainland Europe which tends to take human rights and other obligations more seriously.

GliveDecember 8, 2018 4:41 AM

"I have copies of policies and internal memos that nobody every expected a member of the public to read or pay attention to. They make interesting reading unfortunately for all the wrong reasons."


Alright Assange, files or we're throwing you out.

wumpusDecember 8, 2018 9:46 AM

I've moved a bit too far to check by often, but it looks like "books with a past" (20 miles from Ft. Meade) has changed hands and no longer contains a specialized crypto and math section (I think they had this from the original (redacted/non-classified) publications). Anyone familiar with other places? Or anyone from around Columbia, Maryland that can point out that the crypto just moved (I'm pretty sure it changed hands)?

echoDecember 8, 2018 5:41 PM

@Glive

Alright Assange, files or we're throwing you out.

A friend (who I suspect may know @Clive) has been a good source of information and advice. He recommended a few things including leaking to Wikileaks. The material I have isn't really Wikileaks territory plus I would probably give Assange a thrombosis. It's all public information. The value is in curating it not the information itself.

I certainly wouldn't mind borrowing Mueller and a decent CIA analyst for a few weeks to help organise this pile.

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