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An article forthcoming in the journal IEEE Security & Privacy says that the Bush administration’s wiretapping program could be used as a weapon by terrorists if they are able to hack into or infiltrate the system. By concentrating so much information in so few locations, the administration’s program, if breached, could give potential attackers the ability to exploit the U.S.’s intelligence capabilities against itself. “When you build a system to spy on yourself,” the article states, “you entail an awesome risk.” (ABC’s The Blotter)


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