Talk:NSA cryptography

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Discusses only positive work, and is incomrehensible to the average reader[edit]

This entry appears to present a few problems:

  1. It discusses the NSA's contributions to cryptography, but does not discuss the apparent undermining of cryptography that has also taken place (e.g. in NIST publications recommending the use of a specific Diffie-Hellman curve without any obvious reason).
  2. The article is not written for an audience with a general education; it appears targeted to an audience that knows the subject quite thoroughly before approaching this article.

Would it be possible for someone who has a clue about this subject and about writing for non-technical audiences to perhaps review the article with the aim of addressing these issues and perhaps adding a few references? The third reference - to Ars Technica - is a good start, and I suggest that there should be plenty of material about the NSA's undermining of cryptography. (Was the NSA also involved in the export proscription during the 80s and 90s, by which no cryptographic technology could be exported that US authorities could not break?)

Thank you, and All Hail the Experts! Ambiguosity (talk) 10:21, 19 November 2016 (UTC)