Is the NSA manipulating the financial system? It certainly appears that it could.
Matt Blaze has been pointing out that when you read the new White House intelligence task force report and its recommendations on how to reform the NSA and the wider intelligence community, that there may be hints to other excesses not yet revealed by the Snowden documents. Trevor Timm may have spotted a big one. In the recommendation concerning increasing security in online communications, the second sub-point sticks out like a sore thumb.
If you can’t read that, it says: Governments should not use their offensive cyber capabilities to change the amounts held in financial accounts or otherwise manipulate the financial system.