Wednesday, October 9, 2013

Snowden's Leaks Are A 'Gift' To Terrorists, Says British Security Chief

Tom Whitehead at the British newspaper the Telegraph offers a piece on the British MI5 Security Service chief's view of Edward Snowden's leaks.

Andrew Parker, the director general of the Security Service, said the exposing of intelligence techniques, by the Guardian newspaper, had given fanatics the ability to evade the spy agencies.
It comes at a time when the UK is facing its gravest terror threat, including from “several thousand” Islamist extremists who are living here and want to attack the country, Mr Parker said.
He used his first public outing since taking over at MI5 to launch a scathing attack on the Snowden leaks.
It is feared around Whitehall that the revelations have resulted in a “guidebook for terrorists” while there is frustration that the American is being heralded as some kind of heroic whistleblower.
Sources find it incomprehensible that exposing spy agency techniques for tracking terrorists has been argued to be in the public interest.

Leaks from Snowden are known to contain at least 58,000 GCHQ files and it is feared there could be many more.

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