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[WashingtonPost] NSA seeks to build quantum computer that could crack most types of encryption

An article on how quantum computers and computations could be used to break strong encryption and who is working on this. The National Security Agency [NSA], according to documents released by Edward Snowden, is not ahead than their counter parts in private research.

"“The application of quantum technologies to encryption algorithms threatens to dramatically impact the US government’s ability to both protect its communications and eavesdrop on the communications of foreign governments,” according to an internal document provided by Snowden."

"“The irony of quantum computing is that if you can imagine someone building a quantum computer that can break encryption a few decades into the future, then you need to be worried right now,” Lidar said."

http://www.washingtonpost.com/world/national-security/nsa-seeks-to-build...