Intel Scum Fighting "Civil War" on Humanity
This is fucked up:
full extent of the N.S.A.’s decoding capabilities is known only to a
limited group of top analysts from the so-called Five Eyes: the N.S.A.
and its counterparts in Britain, Canada, Australia and New Zealand. Only
they are cleared for the Bullrun program, the successor to one called
Manassas — both names of American Civil War battles. A parallel GCHQ
counterencryption program is called Edgehill, named for the first battle
of the English Civil War of the 17th century.
Unlike some classified information that can be parceled out on a
strict “need to know” basis, one document makes clear that with Bullrun,
“there will be NO ‘need to know.’ ”
Only a small cadre of trusted contractors were allowed to join
Bullrun. It does not appear that Mr. Snowden was among them, but he
nonetheless managed to obtain dozens of classified documents referring
to the program’s capabilities, methods and sources.