If NSA and GCHQ were, are, doing these alleged operations as surmised with slightest evidence greatly amplified, cherry-picked and moshed like a Tom Clancy hot seller, it is likely the Devil's Duo are meticulously tracking, siphoning and implanting: 1. Those reporting, editing, checking, formatting and posting these stories and documents from various countries and those spying all these from inside and outside. 2. The hosting and keyservers of The Intercept, First Look and interconnections and those spying all these from inside and outside. 3. The transceivals among the media staff, lawyers, bankers, bedmates and those spying all these from inside and outside. 4. The comsec wizards being consulted and those they are leaking stuff to and those spying all these from inside and outside. 5. The officials being asked for comment and their roladexes of insiders and those spying all these from inside and outside. 6. The multiple-agencies counter-counter-intel agents double-checking everyone involved and those spying all these from inside and outside. 7. The thousands necessarily swept up in the spiderwebs of linkages for immediate or distant actionable operations and those spying all these from inside and outside. 8. The other national spies working the same territories of gullible targets armored with the world's greatest comsec protection, no matter what ex-spies and ex-contractors claim is absolutely dependable means to assure nobody is swiping and siphoning and those spying all these from inside and outside. Months, years to come, there will be even more gushings about what has been dribbled out with insufficient context to understand what is media hyperbole and what is worth worrying about and those spying all these from inside and outside standards orgs, FOI racketeering, crypto entrepreneurs of com, edu, org and open source treacheries. Recap: About 1,333 Snowden documents have been released by commercial media, none for free. Greenwald has said he gets about $1,500 per story in which he gets a byline. Excluding the $1M signing bonus he has allegedly got from Omidyar, he has made at least another million. Gellman, Poitras perhaps the same (Poitras may have gotten a similar signing bonus). Other dozens of reporters were paid a percentage of that. So it might be estimated the gang of reporters have garnered some $4-5M so far. Media outlets have probably earned 10 times that in sales and ads. The USG, allies and enemies have probably received similar amounts to respond to Snowden, some $50-100M. So call it a $200-500M affair to date. If the USG and other govs work the bonanza as predicted, over 10-20 years the operation will generate, conservatively, a $1-5T boost for comsec religionists and exploiters of media, spies, universities, telcos, web operators, program peddlers, AV magicians, games designers, not counting SM and SEOs and spammers and botnets. Black markets could match that amount, or multiples of it. Meanwhile the comsec industry -- gov, mil, com, edu, org -- will continue reaping the rewards of faith-based sin and salvation. Thanks, Ed. At 01:57 AM 3/13/2014, coderman wrote:
https://s3.amazonaws.com/s3.documentcloud.org/documents/1076891/there-is-more-than-one-way-to-quantum.pdf "TAO implants were deployed via QUANTUMINSERT to targets that were un-exploitable by _any_ other means." if you were on this short list of 300 - you were doing something right! --- Snowden Gatekeepers (TM): what were these 300 like? what can we learn?