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02 Dec: Does "ROYAL" classification have roots in Carter administration?

December 2-3, 2013 — Does “ROYAL” classification have roots in Carter administration?

The French have a famous saying, plus ça change, plus c’est la même chose or the “more things change, the more they stay the same.” In the often “old tricks” world of intelligence, the French saying may explain the utmost secrecy assigned to two joint National Security Agency/British Government Communications Headquarters (GCHQ) signals intelligence programs codenamed “ROYALNET” and “ROYAL CONCIERGE.”

The first, ROYALNET, is designed to bypass encryption systems, including those used by banks and multinational companies, to read the plaintext of traffic.… Keep on reading