Mike Morrell, former deputy director of the CIA and a well-respected intelligence professional, has a new book out in which he claims that Edward Snowden’s illegal disclosures about US surveillance capabilities have directly benefitted ISIS. As The Daily Beast summarizes his argument:
“Within weeks of the leaks, terrorist organizations around the world were already starting to modify their actions in light of what Snowden disclosed. Communications sources dried up, tactics were changed,” Morell writes. Among the most damaging leaks, he adds, was one that described a program that collects foreigners’ emails as they move through equipment in the United States.
This is why we have Bill C-51