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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Bravo
by TM99 on Mon 10th Jun 2013 07:31 UTC
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2012-08-26

This young man has integrity and courage for doing this.

He was very intelligent about it as well. He protected himself as best he could. He avoided outing individuals which could have harmed them. He focused on news sources that could not be impugned upon like Wiki-leaks and Assange were. He is not trying to remain anonymous and also not going for some sort of fame. He is not making a political statement by claiming to be a Democrat, Republican, or Libertarian. He is just doing this because it is the right thing to do.

Good on him....good on him!

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