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 unclefester on Mon 10th Jun 2013 04:24 UTC in reply to "He's screwed"
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No the US authorities will simply discredit him like they do any other whistleblower. He will be accused of providing vital national secrets to terrorists. In addition he will be probably accused of some sort of sexual perversion or rape. This is what happened to Scott Ritter, Julian Assange and Bradley Manning.

The US government may also make some token effort to extradite Snowden to the USA. They won't actually want him to come back because a trial would be too embarrassing.

Snowden isn't that useful to the Chinese. They probably already know far more about the NSA than he does.

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