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: He has my respect, and thanks
by Soulbender on Mon 10th Jun 2013 01:38 UTC in reply to "He has my respect, and thanks"
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Oh don't you worry, as soon as they come up with the right spin he'll have done all of those things.

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Bill Shooter of Bul Member since:

Its hard for some people on the internet to understand this concept, but I care about truth rather than spin. It doesn't matter to me what people say about what he's done. And I bet it doesn't matter to him either.

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