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Sat Nov 3, 2018, 03:07 PM

Dozens of US spies killed after Iran and China uncovered CIA messaging service using Google

Source: Telegraph

Dozens of American spies were killed in Iran and China after a flawed communications service that allowed foreign foes to see what the agents were up to using Google, official sources have claimed.

Between 2009 and 2013 the US Central Intelligence Agency suffered a “catastrophic” secret communications failure in a website used by officers and their field agents around the world to speak to each other, according to a report in Yahoo News, which heard from 11 former intelligence and government officials about the previously unreported disaster.

“We’re still dealing with the fallout,” said one former national security official. “Dozens of people around the world were killed because of this.”

Read more: https://www.telegraph.co.uk/technology/2018/11/03/dozens-us-spies-killed-iran-china-uncovered-cia-messaging-service/

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Response to OnlinePoker (Original post)

Sat Nov 3, 2018, 03:18 PM

1. Who, in the CIA, thought that using the internet to communicate with spies

was a good idea?

Even if encrypted, traffic analysis would show patterns...

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Response to OnlinePoker (Original post)

Sat Nov 3, 2018, 03:18 PM

2. Did Bolton leak this? Around the same time Twittler tweeted that...

"everybody is saying that lines at my rallies were longer than Obama's"? It's clear Shitler didn't say it, since then it would have been "millions around the world were killed--everybody's saying--around the huge world."

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Response to OnlinePoker (Original post)

Sat Nov 3, 2018, 03:20 PM

3. and Trump will capitalize on this in three...two...

Shameless they are

Does not look good, under Obama.

When it comes to things-CIA, it's hard to know what's true and what's propaganda.

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Response to OnlinePoker (Original post)

Sat Nov 3, 2018, 03:23 PM

4. Terrible. Someone should be held responsible for such a massive screwup

How could anyone think using the Internet would be safe??

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Response to 7962 (Reply #4)

Sat Nov 3, 2018, 04:59 PM

8. Same idiots who underestimated Russia's ability to fuck us up 2016

It seems like the US has fallen way behind other countries in terms of information warfare

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Response to ansible (Reply #8)

Sat Nov 3, 2018, 06:09 PM

9. or simply information security.

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Response to ansible (Reply #8)

Sun Nov 4, 2018, 08:52 AM

12. Definitely. nt

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Response to OnlinePoker (Original post)

Sat Nov 3, 2018, 04:00 PM

5. Well this should be investigated, thats for sure.....................and now we have this...........

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Response to OnlinePoker (Original post)

Sat Nov 3, 2018, 04:07 PM

6. Do you think there is a correlation in this....................me thinks so...................

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Response to turbinetree (Reply #6)

Sat Nov 3, 2018, 04:45 PM

7. China blocks any service that citizens could use to have uncensored unmonitored chats. . . . nt

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Response to turbinetree (Reply #6)

Sun Nov 4, 2018, 02:33 AM

10. Chinese citizens cannot receive incoming gmail now?

Sorry, that's unclear to me. They're blocking all Google connections, including gmail...but that wouldn't include incoming email, would it?
My family has used gmail to correspond with Chinese friends (in China) for the last 8yrs.

China is such a closed country that it's amazing that they let students and researchers come here.


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Response to OnlinePoker (Original post)

Sun Nov 4, 2018, 02:37 AM

11. I posted the Yahoo article's link yesterday

The CIA's communications suffered a catastrophic compromise. It started in Iran.
Yahoo News, November 2, 2018

https://finance.yahoo.com/news/cias-communications-suffered-catastrophic-compromise-started-iran-090018710.html

The article is quite long.

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Response to Duppers (Reply #11)

Sun Nov 4, 2018, 10:03 AM

13. Wow. Thank you

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Response to OnlinePoker (Original post)

Sun Nov 4, 2018, 10:17 AM

14. Those Patriots cannot even be named. So sad.

Dozens. Horrible.

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