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  • The real problem with the release of the dispatches, particularly the kind labeled "noforn," meaning it shouldn't be shared with foreign governments, is that it is politically embarrassing -- which is why we, the public, have a right to view it.

    Robert Scheer: Hillary Gets Wiki-Served

  • The massive computer attack on Google and other companies, first revealed last January, is the focus of a small set of the 251,287 U.S. diplomatic cables leaked by WikiLeaks, of which more than 90 percent are neither secret nor “noforn” not to be shared with foreign governments.

    Alex Pasternack: Did Google Get Hacked Because a Chinese Official Didn't Like His Search Results?

  • The files - classified "secret'' and marked "noforn,'' meaning they should not be shared with foreign governments - represent the fourth major collection of secret American documents that have become public over the past year; earlier releases included military incident reports from the wars in Afghanistan and Iraq and portions of an archive of some 250,000 diplomatic cables. Top Stories

  • The hundreds of classified documents - marked "secret" and "noforn" meaning the information is not to be shared with representatives of other countries - are assessments, interviews and internal memos from the Pentagon's Joint Task Force at Guantanamo.

    NPR Topics: News

  • In early 2011, to pick just one example from the ranks of journalism, memo marked "secret/noforn" listing spots throughout the world of vital strategic or economic interest to the United States.

    The Full Feed from

  • "Canadian services do not appear to be as proactive as U.S. law enforcement regarding terrorist cell penetration and source development," says the cable, which is classified as both secret and "noforn," meaning not for foreign eyes.

    CBC | Top Stories News

  • The cable is marked "secret state ... noforn, not for internet distribution." Top headlines

  • The Diplomatic Security Daily is classified "secret/noforn," a label that prohibits sharing it even with foreign allies, and it goes to American embassies and other outposts to alert them of possible threats.

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  • “One document from July reads: ‘Fact that this operation includes search for object or missing weapon part is to be treated as confidential NOFORN’, the last word meaning not to be disclosed to any foreign country.�?

    The New York Times, Has Anyone Seen a Stray H-Bomb?, by Carla Baranauckas, November 11, 2008

    November 12, 2008