What the Snowden leaks tell us about how intelligence analysts really work. Tl;dr, it’s a lot duller than the movies make it seem.

(One of the things I find endlessly fascinating about real life hacking, is that the tools and techniques used by state-based actors are pretty much the same as those that can be used by kids in their parents’ basements. It’s just that spy agencies have a lot more money, people, and server capacity to throw around.)