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Security Breach and Spilled Secrets Have Shaken the N.S.A. To Its Core (nytimes.com)
11 points by misiti3780 9 months ago | hide | past | web | favorite | 4 comments

Duplicate. Vibe from comments here was clearly anti-NSA, anti-surveillance.

I'm not anti-NSA, I'd be pro-NSA if they actually helped improve national security -- like by reporting discovered flaws to software makers instead of sitting on them and keeping them quiet in the believe that no one else will discover them.... or worse, supposedly getting (or coercing) companies to install flaws that the NSA can exploit.

Didn't they respond to this already? Spying is what they do, and as far as I recall, the consensus is that they do need, per their mission, to hoard some degree of zero days, but that they should not hoard so tightly. If this understanding is wrong, I apologize.

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