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Edward Snowden Is Not Alone: US Gov't Seeks Another Leaker 204

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bobbied (2522392) writes Apparently Edward Snowden is not alone. CNN is reporting that recent leaked documents published by The Intercept (a website that has been publishing Snowden's leaked documents) could not have been leaked by Snowden because they didn't exist prior to his fleeing the USA and he couldn't possibly have accessed them. Authorities are said to be looking for a new leaker.
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Edward Snowden Is Not Alone: US Gov't Seeks Another Leaker

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  • by Anonymous Coward on Tuesday August 05, 2014 @08:26PM (#47610561)

    Meanwhile important stories NOT appearing on Slashdot...

    Cash, Weapons and Surveillance: the U.S. is a Key Party to Every Israeli Attack [firstlook.org]

    The U.S. government has long lavished overwhelming aid on Israel, providing cash, weapons and surveillance technology that play a crucial role in Israel’s attacks on its neighbors. But top secret documents provided by NSA whistleblower Edward Snowden shed substantial new light on how the U.S. and its partners directly enable Israel’s military assaults – such as the one on Gaza.

    Over the last decade, the NSA has significantly increased the surveillance assistance it provides to its Israeli counterpart, the Israeli SIGINT National Unit (ISNU; also known as Unit 8200), including data used to monitor and target Palestinians. In many cases, the NSA and ISNU work cooperatively with the British and Canadian spy agencies, the GCHQ and CSEC.

    and

    Barack Obama’s Secret Terrorist-Tracking System, by the Numbers [firstlook.org]

    Nearly half of the people on the U.S. government’s widely shared database of terrorist suspects are not connected to any known terrorist group, according to classified government documents obtained by The Intercept.

    Of the 680,000 people caught up in the government’s Terrorist Screening Database—a watchlist of “known or suspected terrorists” that is shared with local law enforcement agencies, private contractors, and foreign governments—more than 40 percent are described by the government as having “no recognized terrorist group affiliation.” That category—280,000 people—dwarfs the number of watchlisted people suspected of ties to al Qaeda, Hamas, and Hezbollah combined.

  • by TubeSteak (669689) on Tuesday August 05, 2014 @11:55PM (#47611651) Journal

    When he revealed the war-related documents he did without sanitizing them, he put the lives of many Iraqi and Afgani citizens who worked with our forces at risk,

    [Citation Needed]
    http://www.csmonitor.com/USA/Latest-News-Wires/2010/1015/Wikileaks-US-says-limited-damage-from-leak-of-Afghan-war-logs [csmonitor.com]

    No U.S. intelligence sources or practices were compromised by the posting of secret Afghan war logs by the WikiLeaks website, the Pentagon has concluded, but the military thinks the leaks could still cause significant damage to U.S. security interests.

    The assessment, outlined in a letter [written by Defense Secretary Robert Gates] obtained Friday by The Associated Press, suggests that some of the Obama administration's worst fears about the July disclosure of almost 77,000 secret U.S. war reports have so far failed to materialize.

    The White House led with the notion that Wikileaks War Logs might put people at risk, but that talking point has long since been abandoned.

    If you keep in mind that the Government (via the NY Times) already knew what was going to be published,
    it's hard to imagine that they didn't mitigate the potential fallout and that's why there's no harm that can be shown.

    Not to mention that the Feds have been doing everything to keep Manning's lawyers from seeing the damage assessments from the leaks.

  • by dave420 (699308) on Wednesday August 06, 2014 @03:07AM (#47612091)
    Wikileaks asked for the US to redact the leaked information, but the US refused, so Wikileaks worked with the Guardian and other news agencies to redact what they deemed sensitive before releasing. You can just as well blame the US government for not simply helping out when the writing was on the wall.

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