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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My respect...
by cmost on Tue 11th Jun 2013 01:04 UTC
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While I applaud this guy for speaking out, I also recognize that he will be a target for myriad charges. The problem with America is that its government, who claims to be for the people, by the people, will use any excuse necessary to denigrate those who speak out against unjust policies while continuing to protect the elites who are in power. Until the people have a chance to consider and vote for such powers are heard, then it's all nothing more than clandestine politics as usual. I give this guy a major thumbs up for speaking out and hope he survives to continue his patriotism. If he does perchance succumb to an "accident" or other reprisal, then all true Americans should be asking why!!!!

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