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Old 09-02-2015, 08:27 AM
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http://www.cnn.com/2015/09/01/politi...ary/index.html

Great, now our indiscretions will become a national security issue, guess that has been going on since the beginning of civilization...
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The government collected highly personal information from people applying for security clearances and failed to protect it. We spend billions on cyber security, we as taxpayers are not getting our moneys worth.

China now knows who has a clearance. They might start wondering why that english teacher, backpacker tourist and electronics wholesaler need top secret clearances.
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We would probally have a more secure system if we used smoke signals...
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Originally Posted by FishnDive View Post
The government collected highly personal information from people applying for security clearances and failed to protect it. We spend billions on cyber security, we as taxpayers are not getting our moneys worth.

China now knows who has a clearance. They might start wondering why that english teacher, backpacker tourist and electronics wholesaler need top secret clearances.
My read on this was that China and Russia would put two and two together in order to covertly uncover who has registered for Ashley Madison, works for the government and has something to lose.

They would then blackmail this person to compromise security.

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