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17 July 2013 @ 05:47 pm
If I close my eyes, it isn't there  
NSA orders its employees not to look at publicly available stuff it has classified as Top Soopa Sekrit.

Thanx to Bruce Schneier
necturusnecturus on July 18th, 2013 04:56 am (UTC)
That reminds me of the old joke about the Russian who walks into Red Square and yells in a loud voice, "Brezhnev is an idiot!", only to be promptly arrested and charged with revealing state secrets.
athenais on July 18th, 2013 07:43 am (UTC)
Horse, barn, door, etc.
Salamander MangyMooseohari on July 19th, 2013 03:17 pm (UTC)
This is not new. I got written up for a security violation over a copy of James Bamford's "The Puzzle Palace" in my barracks room in 1987, and again in 1992 for "Sub Rosa: The OSS and American Espionage" (A book form the 60's about WWII covert ops). Both books ended up confiscated, stamped classified, and shredded.
It's always been NSA policy that classified material released into the wild is still classified and possession of it outside secure areas by cleared people is a security violation.
El Coyote Gordo: meditating dogsupergee on July 20th, 2013 11:38 am (UTC)
How charmingly ritualistic!