The U.S. Drops Out of the Top 10 in Innovation Ranking

This seems to be a reoccurring story – science and engineering education as a lacking component in the U.S. innovation ecosystem.  This is not a universal failure.  There are outstanding school systems and STEM programs in this country, but I would argue that educational consistency and student motivation are significant factors in the decline this article discusses.

New Documents Reveal What Security Measures the NSA Can and Can’t Crack

Interesting breakdown of the functionality possessed by the US and other major players in decrypting significant Internet traffic including HTTPS and IPSEC.