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    By Jeff Jones, Director, Trustworthy Computing One of the best things about the RSA Conference is the incredible exchange of ideas that takes place, and this year was no exception. Clearly, government surveillance was on the minds of many attendees, and the intersection of security and privacy...
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    By Jeff Jones, Director, Trustworthy Computing The keynote sessions at the RSA Conference are always compelling. This year’s presentations at the Moscone Center in San Francisco have been some of the best I’ve seen, with a strong focus on government surveillance programs and what they mean...
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