How did the Terrorists Communicate and Organize the Plot?
The Paris terrorists almost certainly used difficult-to-crack encryption technologies to organize the plot – locking law enforcement out, FBI Director James B. Comey told Congress Wednesday.
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Blame Game: Ex-CIA Director Blames Edward Snowden For Paris Attack
But, Why Blaming Snowden? It’s Intelligence Failure
“I was a bit surprised just by how quickly and blatantly – how shamelessly – some of them jumped to exploit the emotions prompted by the carnage in France to blame Snowden: doing so literally as the bodies still lay on the streets of Paris,” the journalist Glenn Greenwald said, who has worked with Snowden to expose NSA secrets.
- The Bali bombing in 2002
- The Madrid train bombing in 2004
- The 7/7 London attacks in 2005
- The series of attacks in Mumbai in 2008
- The Boston Marathon bombing in 2013 that took place in the intense security at the leading annual event in a major American city
“The Snowden revelations were not significant because they told The Terrorists their communications were being monitored; everyone – especially The Terrorists – has known that forever,” Greenwald said.
After Paris Attack, Government’s arguments about Encryption and Backdoor
Now in the wake of the recent Paris terrorist attacks, the US government has renewed their assault on encryption and revived their efforts to force tech companies to install backdoors in their products, like encrypted messaging apps.
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The intelligence agencies have gotten it all wrong. Due to the bulk collection and interception, the overall volume of encrypted internet traffic has gone up and up, that the intercepted data has become inaccessible even to intelligence agencies.
So, it’s not Snowden who is responsible for the Paris attacks, it’s the Failure of our government and intelligence agencies.