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US, Britain 'crack Web encryption'

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US and British intelligence agencies have cracked the encryption that secures a wide range of online communications including emails, banking transactions and phone conversations, according to newly leaked documents. 

The National Security Agency (NSA) headquarters at Fort Meade, Maryland.

The documents provided by former US intelligence contractor Edward Snowden to The New York Times, ProPublica and The Guardian suggest that the spy agencies are able to decipher data even with the supposedly secure encryption to make it private.

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