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[2]: What can I say?
by gan17 on Mon 10th Jun 2013 04:23 UTC in reply to "RE: What can I say?"
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Balls, certainly. Brains? I'm not so sure. Seems like this is one of the worst things he could do at the moment.

Could go either way, really. Maybe he's trying to 'market' himself as much as possible. Get as many eyes on him as he possibly can, and maintain that level of exposure. Not for fame or money, but safety. That way, any agency wanting to whack him will have to think twice.

I agree that Hong Kong isn't exactly the safest place to make this announcement from, unless he's already made some deal with China.

Edited 2013-06-10 04:24 UTC

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