Sovereign intelligence used to come out of covert spy games where it was believed that players must not get discussed publicly. A typical Mossad curse was used to be, “May we read about you in newspapers!”. The moment you were publicly discussed, you were actually destroyed forever. Glory has never been a part of this game.
Although Internet age has reversed the game. Proliferation of information has become a worldwide power in practice. It has rarely been a fine art of a few gamers. Snowden survived only through the way he managed to get him publicly discussed. The time has professionally passed when knowledge was not meant for all.