Sunday, September 7, 2014

From the If You Can't Beat Them, Join Them File...

When disclosures from National Security Agency whistleblower Edward Snowden were first published by journalists, government officials in the United States insisted that US intelligence agencies do not engage in economic espionage. But, as the revelations continued to trickle out and expose the duplicity of this assertion, officials shifted to suggesting that any economic espionage is not done to benefit the bottom lines of US corporations.

Now, a copy of a secret 2009 report [PDF], the Quadrennial Intelligence Community Review, from the Office of Director for National Intelligence (ODNI), which is headed by James Clapper, has been published by The Intercept. It was provided by Snowden and shows “intelligence community” plans to acquire “proprietary information” from companies around the world and assess whether and how “findings would be useful to US industry.” (more)

Wouldn't we just be 
ge, ge, ge, getting
our own secrets back? Hah!