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NSA Used ‘Heartbeat’ Bug To Spy

The National Security Agency was aware of a massive security flaw affecting websites across the Internet and used the bug in order to obtain information, according to Bloomberg. The outlet reported on Friday that the spy agency was aware of the “Heartbleed” security glitch for at least two years and used it to obtain passwords and other data, news that will surely lead to heightened criticism of the already embattled spy agency. The NSA has been criticized for its efforts to actively seek out and exploit vulnerabilities in cyberspace, a practice that critics say weakens security around the world/Julian Hatten, The Hill. More here.

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D.F. Oliveria is a columnist and blogger for The Spokesman-Review. Print Huckleberries is a past winner of the Herb Caen Memorial Column contest by the National Association of Newspaper Columnists. The Readership Institute of Northwestern University cited this blog as a good example of online community journalism.

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