Wednesday, June 26, 2013

Terrorists Changing Tactics In Wake Of NSA Surveillance Program Leaks, Officials Say

Justin Fishel at offers a piece on how terrorists are changing tactics since NSA leaker Edward Snowden released information about NSA's surveillance program.

Known terrorist groups already have begun to change the way they communicate in the wake of classified leaks detailing U.S. surveillance tactics, U.S. intelligence and counterterrorism officials tell Fox News.

"We are already seeing indications that they are attempting to change their communications behaviors," said one senior U.S. official, speaking to Fox News on the condition of anonymity. "That is a direct result of what we are seeing in the media. That is a fact." 

Former NSA contractor Edward Snowden has acknowledged providing sensitive information to the media on U.S. surveillance programs. Facing federal charges in the U.S., Snowden continues to evade capture and is said to be in a Moscow airport. 

Counterterrorism officials say that although some of the basic principles of U.S. surveillance were known before the leaks, terrorist groups are now armed with new details that can help them keep their communications private. 

"They now know the scope and breadth of our abilities and our collection," one official said. 

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