The NSA's website for kids isn't creepy. Nope. Not creepy at allWant some creepy advice from 'CryptoCat' or 'Decipher Dog?' Then check out NSA's front page.
In today's New York Times, Michael S. Schmidt reports on the "furry, smiley face" the Agency puts on its mission:
The turtle wearing a hat backward, baggy jeans and purple sunglasses looks just like other cartoon characters that marketers use to make products like cereal and toys appealing to children.
But the reptile, known as T. Top, who says creating and breaking codes is really "kewl," is pushing something far weightier: the benefits of the National Security Agency.
"In the world of diplomacy, knowing what your enemy is planning helps you to prepare," the turtle says. "But it is also important that your enemies do not know what you have planned. It is the mission of the National Security Agency and the Central Security Service to learn what it can about its potential enemies to protect America's government communications."
BTW, are your kids on the computer now?
CryptoKids® America's Future Codemakers & CodebreakersKewl, and yes, Timmy and Sally, you too can be the next generation of spies!
Welcome to the NSA/CSS Kids’ page.
We’re the CryptoKids® and we love cryptology.
What’s cryptology? Cryptology is making and breaking codes. It’s so cool. We make codes so we can send secret messages to our friends. And we try to figure out what other people are writing about by breaking their codes. It’s a lot of fun.
On this site, you can learn all about codes and ciphers, play lots of games and activities, and get to know each of us - Crypto Cat®, Decipher Dog®, Rosetta Stone®, Slate®, Joules™, T.Top®, CyberTwins™ Cy and Cyndi, and, of course, our leader CSS Sam®.
You can also learn about the National Security Agency/Central Security Service - they’re America’s real codemakers and codebreakers. Our Nation’s leaders and warfighters count on the technology and information they get from NSA/CSS to get their jobs done. Without NSA/CSS, they wouldn’t be able to talk to one another without the bad guys listening and they wouldn’t be able to figure out what the bad guys were planning.
We hope you have lots of fun learning about cryptology and NSA/CSS. You might be part of the next generation of America’s codemakers and codebreakers.
Start today by practicing on your Mom, Dad, and Big Sis.... especially when she's with that one boyfriend you don't like! Get her love affair shattered by 'photoshopping' pics of her with that nasty guy, that shows Sis and him doing something they shouldn't!
Don't worry, we'll teach you how to make pics work for you!
Mom give you a spanking for torturing the neighbor's dog? Get even by spying on Mom and letting the whole neighborhood know what she's saying about her bitchy neighbors!!
Dad ground you because you sassed a teacher at school? Get back at the old fart by sending anonymous messages to the old bastard's boss, lying about Dad smoking grass and popping pills, then watch the fun fly when the old Man gets sacked!
If you want anymore from NSA, you'll have to go there yourself, as it is, my computer's going OOS for awhile to get rid of the bugs I seemed to have picked up.
Just a reminder, any children with names like Mohammed or that wear those funny looking head coverings, need not apply. You're wanted by the CIA and our friendly friends in the MOSSAD for other missions!
Sergeant Sam is an Eagle in the Central Security Service that ‘learned about duty, honor and integrity’ through serving in the military
What is the 'Central Security Service?' Why, it's people using YOUR tax money to spy on YOU.
What's the matter, you got something to hide there, Allah?