Linked by Thom Holwerda on Sun 9th Jun 2013 21:47 UTC
Legal The former NSA employee - a man in military service in the US for a decade - has revealed himself in an interview with The Guardian. "The NSA has built an infrastructure that allows it to intercept almost everything. With this capability, the vast majority of human communications are automatically ingested without targeting. If I wanted to see your emails or your wife's phone, all I have to do is use intercepts. I can get your emails, passwords, phone records, credit cards. I don't want to live in a society that does these sort of things [...] I do not want to live in a world where everything I do and say is recorded. That is not something I am willing to support or live under." He did it out of a sense of civic duty. He's in Hong Kong, and doesn't expect to ever see home again. Poor guy.
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RE: He's screwed
by parrotjoe on Mon 10th Jun 2013 03:25 UTC in reply to "He's screwed"
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It's hard to say. He needs to get to Switzerland. The leaking was already done. Exposing himself - my God, I haven't seen role models like this in decades. What he and the others who are stepping up are doing is making it very hard to justify the things that are being done.

I don't know, but it seems unlikely to me the NSA would do something out of either revenge or to "stop him". What he did has already been done. He cannot really do anything else, except be one of those people willing to sacrifice for truth. If more people come forward, the whole government wiretapping, recording, hacking program is going to have tremendous heat on it. People will be on the side of the truth tellers.

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