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DHS warns employees not to read leaked NSA information
Washington Post ^ | July 15, 2013 | By Josh Hicks

Posted on 07/15/2013 7:12:34 PM PDT by Brad from Tennessee

The Department of Homeland Security has warned its employees that the government may penalize them for opening a Washington Post article containing a classified slide that shows how the National Security Agency eavesdrops on international communications.

An internal memo from DHS headquarters told workers on Friday that viewing the document from an “unclassified government workstation” could lead to administrative or legal action. “You may be violating your non-disclosure agreement in which you sign that you will protect classified national security information,” the communication said.

The memo said workers who view the article through an unclassified workstation should report the incident as a “classified data spillage.”

The NSA is a Defense Department agency, meaning it does not fall under the jurisdiction of Homeland Security. It was not immediately clear whether all federal agencies released similar warnings to their employees. . .

(Excerpt) Read more at washingtonpost.com ...


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Obama's Theater of the Absurd.
1 posted on 07/15/2013 7:12:34 PM PDT by Brad from Tennessee
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To: Brad from Tennessee

Not allowed to read something!!!


2 posted on 07/15/2013 7:16:04 PM PDT by doc1019 (Get our troops the hell out of the ME)
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To: Brad from Tennessee
“classified data spillage.”



"Hoo wee, I've been there, yeah..."
3 posted on 07/15/2013 7:16:46 PM PDT by LostInBayport (When there are more people riding in the cart than there are pulling it, the cart stops moving...)
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To: Brad from Tennessee
Satire? or Memorex...hard to tell


4 posted on 07/15/2013 7:16:54 PM PDT by darkwing104 (Let's get dangerous)
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To: Brad from Tennessee

It makes sense.
Why would any Gov employee access a hacker site from a secure network?

The pipe works two ways.
While WAPO is probably safe Wikileaks is probably not.


5 posted on 07/15/2013 7:18:55 PM PDT by mylife (Ted Cruz understands the law, and he does not fear the unlawful.)
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To: Brad from Tennessee

This #*&!@+~%!!! administration.


6 posted on 07/15/2013 7:19:35 PM PDT by onedoug
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To: doc1019

“You can’t read what everyone else in the world already read beacuse it’s a secret.”

????

You can’t make this stuff up.


7 posted on 07/15/2013 7:20:37 PM PDT by henkster (The 0bama regime isn't a train wreck, it's a B 17 raid on the rail yard.)
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To: Brad from Tennessee

“Intelligence” to the Moslem Caliphate by Pelosi’s fraud
requires NOT READING.

Just like TRANSPARENCY means revealing NOTHING
except YOUR personal medical and psychiatric records
and email and phone calls to THEM.
(assuming you are not a terrorist who is PROTECTED).


8 posted on 07/15/2013 7:21:19 PM PDT by Diogenesis
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To: Brad from Tennessee

I wish Snowden would just dump it all.


9 posted on 07/15/2013 7:25:07 PM PDT by Irenic (The pencil sharpener and Elmer's glue is put away-- we've lost the red wheel barrow)
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To: henkster

The exact same notices were sent about Wikileaks and Bradley Manning material.

And “you can’t make this stuff up” because you don’t have a security clearance, don’t understand the rules, and don’t understand the rules about classified leakage onto unclassified networks.

Just because something has been leaked doesn’t mean it is now declassified. All the same rules apply and classified leakage onto an unclassified computer requires that the computer be completely scrubbed.


10 posted on 07/15/2013 7:25:24 PM PDT by Strategerist
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To: Irenic

His not dumping it all is a good strategy. The govt really doesn’t know how much or how little he has. It is a sort of insurance policy.


11 posted on 07/15/2013 7:26:23 PM PDT by hal ogen (First Amendment or Reeducation Camp?)
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To: Brad from Tennessee

Yeah. They wouldn’t want the camp guards to get any idea of what is going on in the buildings.


12 posted on 07/15/2013 7:27:38 PM PDT by Chickensoup (200 million unarmed " people killed in the 20th century by Leftist Totalitarian Fascists)
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To: Brad from Tennessee

Yeah n’ don’t look at porn NEETHAH !!


13 posted on 07/15/2013 7:28:47 PM PDT by knarf (I say things that are true ... I have no proof, but they're true.)
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To: Brad from Tennessee

Isn’t the DHS just a buncha Dykes?


14 posted on 07/15/2013 7:29:28 PM PDT by Paladin2
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To: Brad from Tennessee

The NSA also insists that all employees tell the truth, and they will know if anyone is lying.


15 posted on 07/15/2013 7:32:22 PM PDT by Born to Conserve
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To: Brad from Tennessee

They can’t corral all these loose horses now. Just sit back and eat some popcorn.


16 posted on 07/15/2013 7:33:39 PM PDT by gotribe (Limit The Government's Right To Bear Arms)
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To: Strategerist

Wikileaks, yes. Wapo? Not so much. I can see a total ban on a site that is malicious. But banning access to one story on a site otherwise accessible just proves what Wikileaks and Snowden are trying to prove. American geovernment security is a joke. A dangerous joke, because the joke’s on us.


17 posted on 07/15/2013 7:35:06 PM PDT by henkster (The 0bama regime isn't a train wreck, it's a B 17 raid on the rail yard.)
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To: Jet Jaguar; NorwegianViking; ExTexasRedhead; HollyB; FromLori; EricTheRed_VocalMinority; ...

The list, Ping

Let me know if you would like to be on or off the ping list

http://www.nachumlist.com/


18 posted on 07/15/2013 7:37:18 PM PDT by Nachum (The Obama "List" at www.nachumlist.com)
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To: henkster

You know, the Muslims must marvel at how this country actually managed to build Hoover Dam, win World War II, send men to the moon 40 years ago and advance medicine the way it has. They may actually have something, in that this is an inherently self-corrupting and degenerate culture, not to be emulated.


19 posted on 07/15/2013 7:39:17 PM PDT by The Antiyuppie
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To: Brad from Tennessee

And dammit, they are listening and watching.


20 posted on 07/15/2013 7:41:29 PM PDT by Vermont Lt (Does anybody really know what time it is? Does anybody really care?)
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To: Brad from Tennessee

Liberals are good at sticking their heads in the sand...


21 posted on 07/15/2013 7:41:36 PM PDT by GOPJ (Department of Justice to Americans:'How many fingers am I holding up, Winston?')
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To: Brad from Tennessee

Did armed DHS agents run out and follow all the newspaper delivery trucks to pick up all the hard copies too?


22 posted on 07/15/2013 7:41:39 PM PDT by FoxInSocks ("Hope is not a course of action." -- M. O'Neal, USMC)
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To: Brad from Tennessee

Same as burning an unapproved Book, just in modern times.


23 posted on 07/15/2013 7:41:48 PM PDT by swamprebel (a Constitution once changed from Freedom, can never be restored.)
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To: Strategerist

The reasons that you describe are inherently illogical and, if anything, perpetuate an illusion of security. In computer security, if something COULD have been accessed, it MUST be assumed that it HAS ALREADY been accessed, and therefore, no longer secure.


24 posted on 07/15/2013 7:42:51 PM PDT by The Antiyuppie
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To: Brad from Tennessee

I am sure none of them have the Internet at home. :)


25 posted on 07/15/2013 7:47:38 PM PDT by La Lydia
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To: La Lydia

Or the library.


26 posted on 07/15/2013 7:48:19 PM PDT by La Lydia
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To: mylife

DSS sent out emails to contractors saying individuals carrying clearances were not allowed to access classified information from contractor’s equipment that were posted on news site such as the Guardian. We have been told that wikileaks was off limits on work or home computers.

If you carry a clearance you not allowed to access classified information if you do not have a need to know.


27 posted on 07/15/2013 7:57:26 PM PDT by Perdogg (Cruz-Paul 2016)
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To: Strategerist

I know exactly what you are saying because I have been told the same.


28 posted on 07/15/2013 7:58:23 PM PDT by Perdogg (Cruz-Paul 2016)
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To: hal ogen

He has bupkis.


29 posted on 07/15/2013 8:04:11 PM PDT by mylife (Ted Cruz understands the law, and he does not fear the unlawful.)
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To: FoxInSocks

I suspect it has to do with hypertext links to malicious sites.


30 posted on 07/15/2013 8:06:27 PM PDT by mylife (Ted Cruz understands the law, and he does not fear the unlawful.)
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To: Brad from Tennessee

Also do not think of the color red nor think of any music by ABBA.


31 posted on 07/15/2013 8:08:20 PM PDT by SkyDancer (Live your life in such a way that the Westboro church will want to picket your funeral.)
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To: hal ogen

“His not dumping it all is a good strategy. The govt really doesn’t know how much or how little he has. It is a sort of insurance policy.”

... buckwheat’s birth certificate ?


32 posted on 07/15/2013 8:16:02 PM PDT by PraiseTheLord (have you seen the fema camps, shackle box cars, thousands of guillotines, stacks of coffins ~)
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To: Brad from Tennessee

Actually all 14 intelligence agencies now fall under DHS, as does the National Guard, FEMA, Coast Guard, Secret Service, TSA, Civil Air Patrol, and parts of the DoD.


33 posted on 07/15/2013 8:23:56 PM PDT by CodeToad (Liberals are bloodsucking ticks. We need to light the matchstick to burn them off. -786 +969)
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To: Brad from Tennessee

What is it that the D.H.S. is trying to hide?The internet is like reading the New York times wthout the filters.

Is the D.H.S. saying their employees have no first amendmant right to read what they wish?

this communist government is in need of a thourough cleaning.


34 posted on 07/15/2013 8:25:15 PM PDT by puppypusher (The World is going to the dogs.)
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To: doc1019

If you have already read it, you must unread it and unremember it, at least three times. It will be doubleplusungood for you if you do not! /s;)


35 posted on 07/15/2013 8:49:57 PM PDT by Frank_2001
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To: Frank_2001

Un-derstand. LOL!


36 posted on 07/15/2013 8:53:53 PM PDT by doc1019 (Get our troops the hell out of the ME)
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To: Brad from Tennessee

Coming next,” Don’t read anything that is not approved by the mac daddy administrate or you will be shoot at sunrise”.


37 posted on 07/15/2013 9:49:54 PM PDT by chiefqc
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To: darkwing104

Classic ad.


38 posted on 07/16/2013 1:03:19 AM PDT by Gene Eric (Don't be a statist!)
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To: Brad from Tennessee
Obama's Theater of the Absurd.

It is theater of the absurd...but this is nothing new. The government has this ridiculous tactic any time classified documents are leaked to the media and then published by the media.

The thought was, "just because something was leaked to the media doesn't mean that it was automatically declassified." I remember this warning being given to us all the way back to Desert Storm...just because something classified was stated on NBC News didn't mean that it became declassified.

Sorry.

39 posted on 07/16/2013 2:54:34 AM PDT by markomalley (Nothing emboldens the wicked so greatly as the lack of courage on the part of the good -- Leo XIII)
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To: Brad from Tennessee

So, when they leave work they can read it at home? Is it in a newsstand copy?


40 posted on 07/16/2013 4:26:11 AM PDT by AmericaUnite
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To: Brad from Tennessee
This is actually a technical issue, not a political one.

Per the rules, DoD and DHS employees are not allowed to transfer classified information to their unclassified network/workstations.

The information in question is clearly marked. If someone views it with a browser, it will be loaded into the browser cache.

It's not hard to imagine that they do regular scans of the unclassified networks/servers/workstations to look for classified information that has inadvertently or intentionally copied to the unclassified side. My company does a regular scan of my laptop, although it is to look for unauthorized software.

These documents would be found by the scans, and flagged. And that would trigger a long process to investigate and remedy the "leakage".

41 posted on 07/16/2013 6:48:42 AM PDT by justlurking (tagline removed, as demanded by Admin Moderator)
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To: Brad from Tennessee

Is this satire? Hard to tell these days.


42 posted on 07/16/2013 7:41:37 AM PDT by XenaLee (The only good commie is a dead commie)
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To: Nachum

yeah right - lmao


43 posted on 07/16/2013 10:58:24 AM PDT by WorkerbeeCitizen (I'll surrender my guns alright - bullets first)
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To: Strategerist

Agreed. But the silly thing...most everything that Snowden has spoken of....in a classified nature...won’t be declared open information for at least forty more years. Common sense is lacking here, and we will pay people to protect it like it was still secret, and that’s a terrible waste of time, money, and resources.


44 posted on 07/17/2013 5:14:53 AM PDT by pepsionice
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To: Brad from Tennessee; ASA Vet; BIGLOOK

BOL!

Brings back old memories to 1965, when I was still on actitive Navy reserve status as a member of the Navy Security Group.

The film Bedford incident was released, and all of us still on active duty or reserve active status were told we couldn’t attend this movie in the DC area, nor to discuss it.

I took my wife to see its preview with the stipulation of no discussions between us, before, during and after the movie.

At the first showing, most of the audience was NSGers and their wives/girl friends and our ASA buddies.

There was a loud cheer and clapping in the movie theatre when the short and verboten scene of a NSG group working on the US Navy ship was shown in the movie. Some guys even stood up to cheer and clap.

The theatre was packed with enlisted and officers with 3 or 4 gold stripes, with a couple of Admirals, all officers were in their civilian clothes.

My reserve CO was there, his reserve CO and their wives. Afterwards, my CO joked that he could have called up his entire unit from those attending the no/no movie.

The Bedford Incident - Wikipedia, the free encyclopedia
http://en.wikipedia.org/wiki/The_Bedford_Incident - 47k - Cached - Similar pages The Bedford Incident is a 1965 Anglo-American Cold War film starring Richard Widmark and Sidney Poitier, and co-produced by Richard Widmark


45 posted on 07/17/2013 9:37:50 AM PDT by Grampa Dave (Having a discussion with liberals is like shearing pigs. Lots of squealing & little fleece!)
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To: Brad from Tennessee; Ernest_at_the_Beach; SierraWasp; tubebender; Dennis; Jim Robertson; ...

Wonder if this might have something to do with the big lesbo sis’s sudden resignation and upcoming move to Californicator land to really screw up the UC system as its gay/anti America leader of the UC system.


46 posted on 07/17/2013 10:35:32 AM PDT by Grampa Dave (Having a discussion with liberals is like shearing pigs. Lots of squealing & little fleece!)
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To: XenaLee

“Is this satire? Hard to tell these days.”

Most of the so called news from the Compost, NY Slimes and LA Slimes and of course ABCNNBCBS is false, DNC propaganda or satire.


47 posted on 07/17/2013 10:38:50 AM PDT by Grampa Dave (Having a discussion with liberals is like shearing pigs. Lots of squealing & little fleece!)
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To: Brad from Tennessee; Jim Robinson

The link below is for the thousands of DHS goons who monitor Free Republic to identify Freepers as potential terrorists.

Go to a library, use one of their computers and log on to:

http://www.washingtonpost.com/business/economy/the-nsa-slide-you-havent-seen/2013/07/10/32801426-e8e6-11e2-aa9f-c03a72e2d342_story.html


48 posted on 07/17/2013 12:34:23 PM PDT by Grampa Dave (Having a discussion with liberals is like shearing pigs. Lots of squealing & little fleece!)
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To: Grampa Dave

Hillary’s FBI files was only the beginning. When al gore invented the internet, the deal was sealed.

God help us all.


49 posted on 07/17/2013 12:55:59 PM PDT by NormsRevenge (Semper Fi --)
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To: Grampa Dave
DIRNSA issued a written order to all NSA related military regarding the book, "The Puzzle Palace." The directive was that if asked about the book by anyone, our response was to be "No Comment." If pressed further we were to respond, "I have no comment on that subject." Incidents were to be reported to the SSO.

I of course went right out and bought a copy. I still have it, but can't tell you about it. If you ask, I'll respond, "No Comment."

50 posted on 07/17/2013 12:56:26 PM PDT by ASA Vet (Don't assume Shahanshah Obama will allow another election.)
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