CSE says Snowden leaks eroding spy agency’s long-term advantage over foes

OTTAWA – Canada’s electronic spy agency says leaks by former U.S. intelligence contractor Edward Snowden have “diminished the advantage” it enjoyed over terrorists and other targets, both in the short term and — of more concern — well into the future.

In newly released briefing notes, the Communications Security Establishment says Snowden’s disclosures about CSE’s intelligence capabilities and those of its allies “have a cumulative detrimental effect” on its operations.

The Ottawa-based CSE monitors foreign communications of intelligence interest to Canada, and exchanges a large amount of information with partner agencies in the United States, Britain, Australia and New Zealand.

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  • I’d like to point out that Obama is helping by giving Iran whatever it wants.

  • Xavier

    This is like committing a felony and then complaining about getting butt fucked in prison.

  • cmh

    if we ship all the muslims out of canada we wont have a terror problem anymore so we can get rid of the CSE…. save lots of money.

  • Millie_Woods

    “..and exchanges a large amount of information with partner agencies in the United States, Britain, Australia and New Zealand.”

    And China. The CSE just doesn’t realize it yet.