NSA Publishes Children’s Coloring Book

NSA Publishes Children’s Coloring Book

The National Security Agency (NSA) has a weird fascination with shaping the minds of future recruits. To help this process along, the agency released a children’s coloring book entitled America’s CryptoKids: Future Codemakers and Codebreakers, reports The Verge.

The book features a variety of cartoonish animal characters, such as Crypto Cat (in charge of cryptography), Decipher Dog (king of cryptanalysis), and T. Top (a backward-baseball-hat-wearing turtle who apparently specializes in computer science). There are a host of other characters ranging from squirrels to bald eagles to nondescript furry things I can’t quite define, but each one represents a facet of the NSA: engineering, mathematics, language analysis, central security service, and cyber security awareness.

There is a website attached to the book as well, where kids can make their own secret codes, run top secret operations, play some interesting games, and—above all else—learn how to obtain a future career with the NSA.

While the NSA isn’t teaching the youth of today how to spy on their parents, the agency works in data collection and processing for counterintelligence purposes.

What do you think of the government’s attempt to turn our kids into code breakers?

Raine Winters

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Raine lives in Cleveland, Ohio and works as a freelance writer and graphic artist. From an early age she has harbored a love of reading and writing, and is lucky enough to incorporate both into her daily work routine. Raine is a lover of all things fantasy and horror related, has a soft spot in her heart for middle grade and young adult fiction, and spends most of her free time running, wakesurfing, or wrangling in her husband and three cats while they perpetrate a massive amount of mischief around the house.

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L.W. Flouisa from Tennessee is reading More Murakami April 27, 2015 - 3:53pm

I question their motives, bottom-line. Remember, it's the NSA that's watching you. Not going to let that go down the memory hole.

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Thuggish from Vegas is reading Day of the Jackal May 4, 2015 - 8:30pm

Seig Heil, mein fuhrer!!!