US Intel Agencies Increasing Online Surveillance

  • The classified documents had been circulating online for weeks, according to a senior administration official.
  • đź—“ Some documents may have appeared as early as January.

The disclosure also has raised fresh questions about how sensitive intelligence information is handled inside the government, and whether the pool of people allowed to access it needs to be scaled back.

  • In the aftermath of the leak, the administration has already tightened access to classified information and is looking at other steps, officials said.

The leaked documents appear to contain “sensitive and highly classified material” and pose a potentially serious risk to national security, the Pentagon said on Monday.

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