Wikileaks Public date: 10.08.2017 19:48:51

Publisher: Seattle Times

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2 May 2013

“We Steal Secrets” WikiLeaks and the U.S. intelligence-industrial complex

The scope of U.S. intelligence-gathering is itself a secret, except that it costs at least $75 billion a year, and continues to creep into the lives of unwitting citizens, as The Wall Street Journal reported in December. The film notes that 60,000 phone calls and emails are intercepted by intelligence agencies every second. Every second. Satellite photos of the physical expansion of National Security Agency sites are chilling. It is former CIA director Michael Hayden - not Assange - who delivers the quote for the title: "We steal secrets."
The scope of U.S. intelligence-gathering is itself a secret, except that it costs at least $75 billion a year, and...

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