A lab in suburban College Park, Md., apparently holds secret contracts to build a quantum computer that could bust open almost every kind of encryption there is — including banking, medical and government records world-wide. The project falls under a $79.7 million government research program. The reporting comes from Edward Snowden’s latest document release. Of course, achieving a working quantum computer is a unicorn fantasy sought by many top-level scientists, so whether the U.S. is closer to achieving the dream than anyone else remains a mystery.
Source: The Washington Post