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“We try to collect everything”: Snowden, CIA and NSA

By Simon Holberton Well before Edward Snowden lifted the veil on the National Security Agency’s (NSA) surveillance of the global internet the beans had been spilled by Ira (Gus) Hunt, Chief Technology Officer for the Central Intelligence Agency (CIA). In a little-noticed speech (with the honourable exception of the Huffington Post) on March 20 to an audience of executives … Continue reading