Snowden with Former CIA and NSA chief General Michael Hayden at a gala in 2011. Courtesy of Edward Snowden via Wired
The Independent: WikiLeaks CIA files: Former intelligence chief claims millennials leak secrets because of 'cultural differences'
Michael Hayden says young employees have 'different understandings of loyalty and secrecy'
The former director of the CIA has claimed millennials being employed by American security services are more likely to leak information because they are “culturally different” from their elders.
Speaking after WikiLeaks published thousands of documents appearing to reveal methods to access mobile phones, computers and event smart televisions from the world’s biggest technology brands, Michael Hayden said the need to hire young coders was part of the problem.
“In order to do this kind of stuff, we have to recruit from a certain demographic,” he told the BBC.
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WNU Editor: As I have said more than once in this blog .... the culture has definitely changed. As to millennials leaking secrets .... I do not think they are solely to blame. The press that gives the OK to publish these leaks are staffed with people in their 40s and 50s.