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: What can I say?
by gilboa on Mon 10th Jun 2013 06:42 UTC in reply to "What can I say?"
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That guy's got some serious balls. He has my respect.

For what? He ran *before* he released the documents.
In my book, this is called hit and run.

This of-course, assuming that he wasn't granted a large sum of money from the Chinese government for spilling his guts - an act that not only dents his "I'm a martyr" image but also should place him in the wrong side of a firing squad.

BTW, I'm not even American so I don't really care.

- Gilboa

Edited 2013-06-10 06:48 UTC

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