NSA contractor charged for revealing TS intel; Hillary jeopardized more and AG declined to indict

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  1. steve knight macrumors 68020

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    you think trump is somehow going to be better? his hotels got hacked they did not know when they were told about it and how to fix it they did not and were hacked again.
    you do know this has happened all through history??
     
  2. aaronvan thread starter Suspended

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    We're not discussing hotels and hypotheticals. We're discussing real events that occurred in the real world.
     
  3. NT1440 macrumors G4

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    Hmmm, maybe we should have a discussion as to why a majority of NSA's (or the the entire offense industry for that matter) budget goes to contractors rather than developing capability in house and greatly reducing the ease at which these things can occur?

    Also, as a contractor you're not entitled to whistleblower protections, so lets get that farce out of the way as someone is going to say that in reference to Snowden.
     
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    perhaps you answered your own question
     
  5. vrDrew macrumors 65816

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    From the Washington Post article you cited:

    Emphasis mine.

    That would take us back to the glory days of the Bush Administration. So I'm not sure Barack Obama gets all the blame for this one.

    Look, there have been spies, moles, and leakers in US intelligence going back to the Roosevelt Administration. I take it you've heard about Klaus Fuchs; Julis and Ethel Rosenberg; Aldrich Ames and Jonathan Walker. And many, many, more.

    For better or worse, information technology has fundamentally changed the way spying gets done. The days of dead letter drops, invisible ink, and one-time pads are pretty much history.
     
  6. aaronvan thread starter Suspended

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    Nothing indicates that this guy is a spy committing espionage. He appears to be a strange kind of hoarder.

    And do not besmirch the one-time pad. So long as there are numbers stations, there will be one-time pads.
     
  7. vrDrew macrumors 65816

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    That may very well be true. But there is also strong evidence to suggest that his actions led to the release of NSA tools by the ShadowBrokers.
     
  8. aaronvan thread starter Suspended

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    The TC/SCI data stored on Hillary's illegal home server was directly exposed to the dirtynet without so much as a firewall, and was no doubt compromised by Russia, China, North Korea, Iran, and any number of other bad actors. No consequences.

    Like I said, the 0.01% are free to do just about anything they want.
     

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