#<p><a href="http://www.techeye.net/wp-content/uploads/2016/04/o-JAMES-CLAPPER-facebook-e1461657964467.jpg" rel="attachment wp-att-164305"><img class="size-full wp-image-164305 alignleft" src="http://www.techeye.net/wp-content/uploads/2016/04/o-JAMES-CLAPPER-facebook-e1461657964467.jpg" alt="UNITED STATES - APRIL 18: James Clapper, Director of National Intelligence, prepares to testify at a Senate Armed Services Committee hearing in Dirksen Building titled &#34;Current and Future Worldwide Threats,&#34; featuring testimony by he and Army Lt. Gen. Michael Flynn, director of the Defense Intelligence Agency. (Photo By Tom Williams/CQ Roll Call)" width="330" height="224" /></a><strong>The US’s top</strong> spook James Clapper has moaned that Edward Snowden’s leaks have sped up the advance of user-friendly, widely available strong encryption.</p>
<p>Clapper said that onset of commercial encryption has accelerated by seven years.</p>
<p>Talking to a breakfast for journalists hosted by the <em>Christian Science Monitor</em>, this shortened timeline has had “a profound effect on the NSA’s ability to collect, particularly against terrorists.… <a href="http://www.techeye.net/news/encryption-going-like-the-clappers-clapper-moans" class="read-more">Read the rest</a></p>