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]: Bradley Manning's influence
by CapEnt on Mon 10th Jun 2013 19:29 UTC in reply to "RE: Bradley Manning's influence"
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Conservative pundits seeking a strawman? Hardly.

The government largely responsible for this entire mess is the "progressive" Obama. Now, the conservative side of the USA is overjoying in happiness. The entire Obama administration just showed themselves to be a monumental bag of hypocrisy.

The administration that denounced the abuses of PATRIOT act, promised to safeguard the right to privacy and restrict wire-trappings just did way worse and was doing it for quite some time already, in a scale that only radical paranoids ever took seriously.

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