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Government Former NSA (National Security Agency) analyst and representative of Internet rights watchdog EPIC (Electronic Privacy Information Centre) Wayne Madison warned privacy groups Friday that a growing number of proprietary commercial software applications may have backdoors allowing the . . . Former NSA (National Security Agency) analyst and representative of Internet rights watchdog EPIC (Electronic Privacy Information Centre) Wayne Madison warned privacy groups Friday that a growing number of proprietary commercial software applications may have backdoors allowing the security services to carry out surveillance activities.

Speaking to privacy groups as well as cryptography and security experts at the International Forum on Surveillance by Design at the London School of Economics, Madison warned that this is an area of growing interest for security services such as the NSA. "A lot of manufacturers play ball with the NSA," said Madison. "This is an area that the NSA is moving into a lot and we have to be really careful about it."

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