10 Facts About The Intercept

1. In early June 2017, The Intercept published a National Security Agency document that asserts Russian intelligence successfully hacked an American voter registration and poll software company, and used information culled to phish state election officials.

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2. In February 2016, The Intercept won a National Magazine Award for columns and commentary by the writer Barrett Brown, and it was a finalist in the public interest category for a series by Sharon Lerner called the Teflon Toxin, which exposed how DuPont harmed the public and its workers with toxic chemicals.

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3. In June 2017, The Intercept released a top-secret document leaked from NSA, which revealed information about hacking efforts by Russian military intelligence against several US state and local government agencies during the 2016 United States elections.

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4. On January 31, 2017, The Intercept published leaked documents from the FBI, revealing that the bureau can use "national security letters" to spy on journalists without the previously necessary step of obtaining permission from a judge.

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5. On January 10, 2017, The Intercept reported that members of elite US military unit, SEAL Team Six, had committed potential war crimes, including mutilating corpses and attempted beheadings.

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6. In October 2015, The Intercept published the Drone Papers, a series of stories based on a cache of leaked secret documents detailing the inner workings of the US military's assassination program in Afghanistan, Yemen, and Somalia.

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7. In September 2015, The Intercept disclosed dozens of top-secret British intelligence documents, which revealed that spy agency Government Communications Headquarters was trying to build a surveillance system to monitor "every visible user on the internet".

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8. In July 2014, The Intercept obtained leaked documents revealing that the Obama administration approved a major expansion of the terrorist watchlist system, authorizing a secret process that required neither "concrete facts" nor "irrefutable evidence" to designate an American or foreigner as a terrorist.

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9. In May 2014, The Intercept reported that the National Security Agency was secretly intercepting, recording, and archiving the audio of virtually every cell phone conversation on the island nation of the Bahamas and collecting cell phone metadata in Mexico, the Philippines, and Kenya.

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10. In March 2014, The Intercept published leaked documents from Edward Snowden showing that the National Security Agency was building a system to infect potentially millions of computers around the world with malware.

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