China may have compromised CIA communications: report

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  1. shockedcanadian
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    This is the kind of thing I'm talking about. This government is a massive threat to America. It's also a big reason why some who defected to Russia and gave away NSA secrets have done their nation a massive disservice. People lose their lives when you make mistakes or leak technical capabilities.

    https://nypost.com/2018/01/19/china-may-have-compromised-cia-communications-report/

    U.S. intelligence officials remain concerned that China has compromised the methods that the CIA uses to communicate with overseas informants, dampening agents’ enthusiasm after the Monday arrest of a former CIA officer for allegedly retaining classified information, The Washington Post reported.

    Between 18 and 20 key CIA sources in China went dark from 2010 to 2012, in what US officials described as one of the worst intelligence failures in decades, according to the New York Times.

    Investigators are examining the possibility that China compromised the informants by intercepting their communications with CIA handlers, the Post reported.

    Among their considerations: Covert U.S. communications with informants have been intercepted by other countries with less sophisticated hacking capabilities than China, according to The New York Times.

    And investigators noted that the CIA has been sloppy in its communications with Chinese informants, including by allowing informants to know their handlers’ identities, the paper said.
     
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    China is probably good enough to hack the DNC’s computers and make it look like the Russians did it.
     
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    Thanks, Obama
     
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    The CIA is clearly incompetent...and dangerous.

    Time to eliminate it.
     
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    They had bad leadership who were more concerned with spying on Republicans.
     
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    It has already been eliminated, the new replacement is the NSA and the department of homeland security. They put the gestapo to shame.
     
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    Agreed. The land of the free and home of the brave is now a police state, but somehow the people don't know it yet.

    This government is now a criminal enterprise. It has ignored the Constitution and broken every law in it. They are TRAITORS. Time for it all to come down...but it is more likely I will end up in prison, for merely saying this.
     
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    This is a European achievement. The europeanization of America. By the way, the pre Nazi era charismatic German chancellor Bissmarck said, that no nation is more oppressed than the one that falsely believes to be free.
     
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    More like the Judization of America.
     
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    You're not using the word "compromise" correctly. If it were compromise we would have gotten something in return. A compromise is like a trade; two people or groups agree to something.
    Better words to use are: "stole", disrupted", or "damaged".
    1. com·pro·mise
      [ˈkämprəˌmīz]
      agreement · understanding · settlement · terms · deal ·
      trade-off · bargain · middle ground · happy medium · balance · give and take · concession · cooperation

      antonyms: intransigence
      • a middle state between conflicting opinions or actions reached by mutual concession or modification:
        "a compromise between commercial appeal and historical interest"
      • the acceptance of standards that are lower than is desirable:
        "sexism should be tackled without compromise"
    VERB
    compromises (third person present) · compromised (past tense) · compromised (past participle) · compromising (present participle)
    1. settle a dispute by mutual concession:
      "in the end we compromised and deferred the issue"
      synonyms: meet each other halfway · come to an understanding ·
      strike a balance · give and take
      • archaic
        settle (a dispute) by mutual concession:
        "I should compromise the matter with my father"

    2. accept standards that are lower than is desirable:
      "we were not prepared to compromise on safety"
    3. bring into disrepute or danger by indiscreet, foolish, or reckless behavior:
      "situations in which his troops could be compromised"
      • cause to become vulnerable or function less effectively:
        "yo-yo dieting can compromise your immune system" ·
        [more]
        "last month's leak of source code will not compromise your IT security"
     

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