The 10 Most Controversial Companies Of 2013

3. RSA

The NSA and its domestic surveillance programs have been a hot-button topic for much of the year. And while the data leaks by former NSA contractor Edward Snowden have implicated several major tech companies, security vendor RSA has found itself at the center of the latest firestorm. According to a recent report by Reuters, the NSA paid RSA $10 million via a secret contract to allow the federal government to place a back door within RSA's encryption technology. This came after RSA issued a bulletin in September warning customers that it shouldn't use RSA's BSAFE encryption technology because it contained a back door created by the NSA.


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