Dan passes along this article. FBI Director Robert Mueller says that leaks like those given by Edward Snowden harms our nation’s security by educating the terrorists.
“We tend to think that people know and understand the internet around the world,” he continued. “But you have persons who want to undertake terrorist attacks who don’t have a full understanding of the internet. And, to the extent that you expose programs like this, we are educating them. We’re educating them about how the internet works actually worldwide.”
“They will be educated and find other ways to communicate and we will not pick up the communication that we want,” Mueller warned. “I would not underestimate the price to be paid by substantial disclosures.”
I would hope that he would assume our enemies fully understand all technologies that we do and then some. But it sounds like he is depending on an uneducated enemy to keep our country safe.
I don’t know about you but it is NSA’a and the other Federal agencies denouncement of Edward Snowden that is giving me pause to fear, not Snowden’s leaks.