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Russia and China 'broke into Snowden files to identify British and US spies'

• The Guardian

Downing Street believes that Russian and Chinese intelligence agencies have used documents from whistleblower Edward Snowden to identify British and US secret agents, according to a report in the Sunday Times.

The newspaper says MI6, Britain's Secret Intelligence Service, has withdrawn agents from overseas operations because Russian security services had broken into encrypted files held by American computer analyst Snowden.

Snowden provided the Guardian with top secret documents from the US National Security Agency (NSA), which revealed that western intelligence agencies had been undertaking mass surveillance of phone and internet use.

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Comment by Howard Pearlman
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Two items here: 1. There is no fundamental reason why countries should spy on each other; especially with all the information we are drowning in today. 2. This article, like most of the ones discussing Snowden, never talks about the illegal acts (by its own law) the US Govt committed against its own citizens and its Constitution. All Snowden said was, "These are the programs used by the Fed Gov (and other gov's) to break existing law. Then they come down on him like a ton of bricks because he exposed their wrong doing. Where are the prosecutions for those individuals who broke the law and who not only didn't flee to Russia, but are still in positions of authority in the US Govt????? Hmmmmm????? Their legitimacy is shot to hell isn't it?

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