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NSA data loss still untold

Officials: Likely never will know leak’s scope

Posted: December 15, 2013 at 5:26 a.m.

According to a former government official, Gen. Keith Alexander (above), the National Security Agency director, said that at the time Edward Snowden was downloading secret documents, the agency was months away from installing software that would have detected the activity.

WASHINGTON — U.S. intelligence and law-enforcement investigators have concluded that they likely will never know the entirety of what former National Security Agency contractor Edward Snowden extracted from classified government computers, according to senior government officials.

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