FOIA Our Competitors, Please

Wednesday, September 18, 2013 - 02:35 PM

National Security Agency (NSA) (Chris Hardie/flickr)

Earlier this week, government transparency site Muckrock published a story about how the NSA bought hacking exploits from Vupen, a French hacker company. Muckrock unearthed that information via FOIA, and in response, Vupen did something unusual. 

The French hackers gave the journalists a bunch of fresh leads on which of their US competitors might be involved with the NSA. (Chaouki Bekrar is Vupen's CEO):


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