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  • n  the science of analyzing and deciphering codes and ciphers and cryptograms

  • I will look forward, however, to reading William and Elizabeth Friedman's book which will prove, by cryptanalysis, that the words of Shakespeare were written by Shakespeare.
  • But the fact is that, more than any other, it was Friedman who raised the science of cryptanalysis to its present high standard.
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  • An ‘ungentlemanly’ way of saving lives
    ‘Gentlemen do not read each other’s mail.” That’s what Secretary of State Henry Stimson said to explain why he shut down the government’s cryptanalysis operations in 1929. Edward Snowden, who leaked National Security Agency surveillance projects to Britain’s Guardian, evidently feels the same way. “I can...
    June 13, 2013 - New York Post

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