US's New Spirit Of Sharing Intelligence Apparently Included Putting Nuclear Secrets Online
from the nice-work! dept
So, just after we spoke about how the U.S. intelligence community seemed to be intelligently adopting social media tools for sharing intelligence, along comes a story of when they may have gone too far. Apparently, due to a lot of political pressure to show what kind of weapons research was going on in Iraq, the administration put a bunch of the documents they'd found in Iraq into an online portal. Among the documents were plans from the early 90's, that according to various nuclear experts could act as a "roadmap" for helping other nations build nuclear weapons. The site has been taken offline prior to the article being published, for obvious reasons. At the very least, it's not quite as bad as in Japan, where a contractor leaked nuclear secrets on a popular file sharing program.