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Joshua Schulte (of Vault 7 leaks) has been indicted for leaking CIA secrets

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  1. Tenar Link
    here's a WP article (which also mentions he's been held on child pornography charges up till now. also archive link because GDPR). 135 is a long time, but i wonder how much will stick (like WP...

    here's a WP article (which also mentions he's been held on child pornography charges up till now. also archive link because GDPR).

    135 is a long time, but i wonder how much will stick (like WP said, it's odd they also try to put copyright law etc in there)

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    phos Link
    This is what I expected to happen and he should have expected it too. Leakers very rarely prosper, particularly in cases like this. The documents were interesting but it's not like they revealed...

    This is what I expected to happen and he should have expected it too. Leakers very rarely prosper, particularly in cases like this. The documents were interesting but it's not like they revealed anything that people didn't already know. The interesting part for me was the specifics i.e. codenames, programming guides etc.

    He was an idiot for looking at CP and even more of one for storing it on his computer. I'm continually surprised by how stupid some people manage to be.

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      Tenar Link Parent
      a lot of the more—and i hate to call it this—tinfoil-hat corners suggest that that's not coincidence, but that it's probably been planted. In any case you raise a good point, leakers rarely...

      He was an idiot for looking at CP and even more of one for storing it on his computer. I'm continually surprised by how stupid some people manage to be.

      a lot of the more—and i hate to call it this—tinfoil-hat corners suggest that that's not coincidence, but that it's probably been planted.

      In any case you raise a good point, leakers rarely prosper. I think, however, that it's important that they exist, as a sort of counter-balance to the state's power.

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      1. havoc Link Parent
        It isn't tinfoily to question how someone with non-existent opsec could get his hands on such material. On the other hand, if the allegations against him are true, there's a lot of negligence the...

        It isn't tinfoily to question how someone with non-existent opsec could get his hands on such material.

        On the other hand, if the allegations against him are true, there's a lot of negligence the agency has to account for.

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