Rule 1: Always protect methods and sources
Rule 2: Never let them know what you know.
Rule 3: Only violate Rule 1 and Rule 2 in order to mix in some disinformation that you want them to believe.
Rule 4: Never confirm or deny, see Rules 1 & 2.
Rule 5: Never use official channels to when implementing Rule 3, feed disinformation through putative leaks, see rule 4.
1. Hide it, eyes only... Everyone seeks access.
This is effective to identify who wants to know, but
vulnerable to individual corruption.
2. Dump every thing true and invented out there and
let anyone who cares try to sort out the myth from
the reality. Today, this is the best mechanism.
You can steal the secret data in a second if it is in one place. Sort through a warehouse of data loaded with... things... that may or may not pertain.
The traitor in the white house wanted to make it all about him and all jihadists got a heads up and fled to new hiding places.
Thanks for making us less safe, princess boy.