THE INTERCEPT BURNS SOURCE OF NSA LEAK
Reporters fail to protect source, who now faces years in prison
(Infowars) The Intercept burned its reported source of leaked NSA documents by neglecting to strip evidence showing where the documents originated.
In particular, not only did Intercept reporters fail to remove creases from the documents revealing they were printed, but they also neglected to strip ID numbers showing which printer the documents came from.
That easily allowed federal investigators to determine that only six individuals printed the leaked report from that particular printer, including 25-year-old Reality Winner who’s since been charged.
“A further audit of the six individuals’ desk computers revealed that WINNER had e-mail contact with [The Intercept,]” according to a FBI search warrant. “The audit did not reveal that any of the other individuals had e-mail contact with the news outlet.”
And when one of the reporters contacted Winner to validate the document, he used an unsecure email which further exposed her to the FBI.
That’s a little strange considering that The Intercept’s Glenn Greenwald famously used encrypted email to contact NSA whistleblower Edward Snowden.
Winner now faces years of prison.
WikiLeaks issues a US$10,000 reward for information leading to the public exposure & termination of this ‘reporter’: https://t.co/W9wijCk5d3
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