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[3]: What can I say?
by Carewolf on Mon 10th Jun 2013 20:25 UTC in reply to "RE[2]: What can I say?"
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Actually, the point is mainly to monitor foreigners. Remember to spy on American citizens even the NSA needs some kind of formal warrant, but to spy on foreigners they need nothing, they can do so however they please.

This is the primary function of the system, to spy on foreigners. They gather more private data from Iran, Pakistan and even Germany than the US.

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