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The release of this source code does not match Snowden's modus operandi, which is to avoid releasing technical details which would allow other governments to construct similar surveillance systems. Bruce Schneier and Glenn Greenwald believe that there are now multiple NSA leakers [1].

[1] https://twitter.com/ggreenwald/status/485081861119832064




I suspect the "second NSA leaker" is just Jacob Appelbaum with the same set of documents that Laura Poitras brought back to Der Spiegel. There's already several people in the infosec community doubting the veracity of some aspects of the Tor article[1][2][3], including from within the Tor developer community itself[4]. Though there's no confirmation, some have suspected that Julian Assange's most likely source for the Afghanistan revelation back in May[5] was Appelbaum[6].

[1] http://blog.erratasec.com/2014/07/validating-xkeyscore-code....

[2] https://twitter.com/thegrugq/status/485158875721523200

[3] https://twitter.com/electrospaces/status/485193336912093185 (scroll up)

[4] https://lists.torproject.org/pipermail/tor-dev/2014-July/007...

[5] http://gawker.com/why-did-wikileaks-name-country-x-when-glen...

[6] http://www.csmonitor.com/World/Security-Watch/Backchannels/2...


I agree but the details still lead to him...

https://lists.torproject.org/pipermail/tor-dev/2014-July/007...


Could be Germany got an evaluation copy of the program and somebody there leaked it. Maybe it isn't restricted to just 5 eyes alliance


the details in these stories would be of no use to "other governments to construct similar surveillance systems.".




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