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Top-Secret NSA Report Details Russian Hacking Effort Days Before 2016 Election

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posted on Jun, 5 2017 @ 05:05 PM
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a reply to: network dude


originally posted by: Kali74
a reply to: network dude

We just need to watch the solutions proposed.


Right, the issues are two-fold:

A) Leaking (stealing info) has generally always been illegal (see Ellsberg, Manning, etc).

B) PUBLISHING leaks, not. The concerning part is some people want to hold the media accountable and prosecutable for simply publishing that information. THAT is an assault on the first amendment, and which is why it is generally constitutional to publish said info (unless it is strictly a National Security issue, Prior Restraint).
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posted on Jun, 5 2017 @ 05:05 PM
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originally posted by: Kali74
a reply to: network dude

If Russia attacked us, we deserve to know... for that matter if there was shady dealings with Russia and team Trump, we deserve to know.


no argument there. As long as what we are told is factual. SO far, the shady information has permeated our daily existence and made a lot of folks blind to trusting anything, and for good reason.



posted on Jun, 5 2017 @ 05:05 PM
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originally posted by: xuenchen

originally posted by: Liquesence
Just saw a tweet that a person was arrested for leaking that NSA document to the press.



All part of the plan.

Now everybody will automatically believe the fake documents are real !!


federal official tells NBC News



You're a wise old fox!



posted on Jun, 5 2017 @ 05:07 PM
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a reply to: network dude

I meant in terms of changing the internet to make us safer.



posted on Jun, 5 2017 @ 05:10 PM
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Oh sweet! Anonymous sources!



posted on Jun, 5 2017 @ 05:10 PM
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a reply to: Liquesence

So no mention of Trump-Russia "collusion".
No mention of the DNC being "hacked"
No mention of Podesta emails being hacked.

check

Got to love it when a highly classified report is leaked days prior to Comey testifying.
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posted on Jun, 5 2017 @ 05:13 PM
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originally posted by: Mousygretchen
Oh sweet! Anonymous sources!


Nope, the leaker has been arrested and named.



posted on Jun, 5 2017 @ 05:13 PM
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a reply to: Kali74

You also deserve to know if there is a God. Some things just don't have answers.



posted on Jun, 5 2017 @ 05:14 PM
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a reply to: Xcathdra

It's specifically about the systems hacked and by whom... the Russian government, not anything else.



posted on Jun, 5 2017 @ 05:16 PM
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a reply to: Mousygretchen

Anonymous sources have always been part of Intelligence , public (published) information and policy.
You MUST be pretty young.
Read some history.



posted on Jun, 5 2017 @ 05:16 PM
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a reply to: Xcathdra

My understanding is there is no mention of anything specifically having to do with Trump or what you mentioned, it's the fact that the attack happened, with the a very real and severe potential to undermine the US democratic process.

Is the timing suspect? I suppose one could say that, or allude to it, but it doesn't change the fact that it appears the Russian military was behind it.



posted on Jun, 5 2017 @ 05:17 PM
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originally posted by: Kali74
a reply to: network dude

I meant in terms of changing the internet to make us safer.


The internet will always be a conduit for this kind of activity. The job of those in the cyber security field is to be a few steps ahead of the hackers, as they usually target vulnerabilities in systems. Being first doesn't always happen to the good guys, which is why hacking can be a lucrative profession. Plus hackers are usually much better at cyber work than most, it's there moral compass that drives their ambitions.



posted on Jun, 5 2017 @ 05:18 PM
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a reply to: xuenchen

You are so totally bIASED and prejudice I can't believe it!
Dogma a Go Go !



posted on Jun, 5 2017 @ 05:19 PM
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Oh, #, this was in Georgia.


The FBI arrested a Georgia-based federal government contractor at her home this weekend, and on Monday announced she is being charged with “removing classified material from a government facility and mailing it to a news outlet.” The leaker is identified in the criminal complaint as 25-year-old Reality Leigh Winner, an employee of the contractor Pluribus International Corporation who held a top secret clearance. The Justice Department alleged that Winner admitted taking the classified intelligence document and mailing it to a news outlet.


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ETA:

Justice.gov : Federal Government Contractor in Georgia Charged With Removing and Mailing Classified Materials to a News Outlet
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posted on Jun, 5 2017 @ 05:19 PM
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Russia has excellent technology. PAK FA and T-14 are amazing. I wouldn't put Russia past hacking DNC. They certainly have the high tech technology of doing so. If they did in the 2016 election, it would have been the first time and the only time they did it. They didn't hack any other election, including the Brexit referendum and the France election which Macron won.



posted on Jun, 5 2017 @ 05:20 PM
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originally posted by: Kali74

originally posted by: Mousygretchen
Oh sweet! Anonymous sources!


Nope, the leaker has been arrested and named.


LOL



There's no "sources" named.




posted on Jun, 5 2017 @ 05:24 PM
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Officials requested that we not publish or report on the top secret document and declined to comment on it


LMAO. OMG I love this. Did the Officials request that they not print who the Officials were also? If they didn't listen to them about not printing it, why not print who said that.



The top-secret National Security Agency document, which was provided anonymously


Ah The Intercept. An ultra left wing rag still trying to be relevant. Well enough time wasted on this thread. I was actually hoping for more.



posted on Jun, 5 2017 @ 05:25 PM
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a reply to: whywhynot

So...what do you triple check it with? The Web??? REALLY??
What on the web is so trustworthy? The Web is the greatest source of lies, propaganda and misinformation in the history of civilization!
What DO you trust???



posted on Jun, 5 2017 @ 05:25 PM
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originally posted by: Kali74
a reply to: Xcathdra

It's specifically about the systems hacked and by whom... the Russian government, not anything else.


One would think it would include any other systems linked to our political system that were hacked... like the DNC, RNC etc.



posted on Jun, 5 2017 @ 05:26 PM
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originally posted by: Mousygretchen
Oh sweet! Anonymous sources!


But the document (you know, the information), appears to be real, so whether there is an anonymous source is irrelevant.

Nice genetic fallacy.

****

PS: the suspected leaker has been identified and arrested, after allegedly confessing.



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