[cryptography] Snowden walked away with the U.S. IC Intellipedia

ianG iang at iang.org
Thu Sep 26 03:05:13 EDT 2013

On 26/09/13 03:41 AM, John Young wrote:
> A sends: "Snowden walked away with the U.S. IC Intellipedia."
> http://en.wikipedia.org/wiki/Intellipedia

"What we're after here is 'decision superiority', not 'information 
superiority'," he said. "We have to get inside the decision cycle of the 
enemy. We have to be able to discover what they're doing and respond to 
it effectively."[5]

I think the above Boyd-speak is still true.  Even if shared or open 
sourced, the primary value of the wiki remains in the hands of 'the 
community'.  That would only change if the attacker were to destroy 
google's servers.

The secondary value of (say) the foreign intel agencies to be able to 
read the state of the collective mind will be an enourmous win.  But, 
they have to get it first, and that is definately a secondary issue. 
Know yourself first, then know your enemy.

Also, it is unlikely the Top-Secret and Secret ones will ever be 
published openly by the journals.  They might, as a stunt, publish the 
lowest grade one, as it is unclassified.


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