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  •  How does revealing information to a publicly (0+ / 0-)

    available publication like the South China Morning Post constitute treason?

    You mean, it's treason to reveal information to everyone in the world?

    The influence of the [executive] has increased, is increasing, and ought to be diminished.

    by lysias on Mon Jun 17, 2013 at 10:15:23 AM PDT

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    •  I didn't call it treason, (0+ / 0-)

      Binney did. But technically revealing espionage secrets is treason. Snowden didn't reveal the specific info to "everyone in the world." He gave the info to a conservative Chinese newspaper, and it will undoubtedly get to Peking.

      •  What sort of information will be passed to China? (0+ / 0-)

        Snowden was not working on the hacking of China's computers. I probably know more about this than Snowden does.

        Or, did you mean this kind of information -- leaked by Foreign Policy magazine this week?

        An article in an influential political magazine has confirmed the Beijing government's long-held allegation that the US has for years been involved in cyber-espionage against China.

        Published in Foreign Policy magazine and called "Inside the NSA's Ultra Secret Hacking Group", the story by Mathew Aid lifts the lid on the US's covert cyber operations in China. The US continually accuses China of cybercrime. However, senior Beijing officials accuse the US government of hypocrisy and allege Washington is also actively engaged in cyber-espionage.

        "The Chinese government's allegations are essentially correct," the article reveals. "According to a number of confidential sources, a highly secretive unit of the National Security Agency (NSA), the US government's huge electronic eavesdropping organisation, called the Office of Tailored Access Operations, or TAO, has successfully penetrated Chinese computer and telecommunications systems for almost 15 years, generating some of the best and most reliable intelligence information about what is going on inside China."

        You think these guys should be prosecuted, too. They know a lot more that Snowden.

        Denial is a drug.

        by Pluto on Mon Jun 17, 2013 at 04:36:30 PM PDT

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      •  Have you ever read the South China Morning :Post? (0+ / 0-)

        I never had the impression that it is particularly "conservative".

        And something that is published in so well-known a paper is of course revealed to everyone in the world.  Everyone may not read the South China Morning Post, but other media organs will report what it says on such an important story.  As indeed they have already done.

        The influence of the [executive] has increased, is increasing, and ought to be diminished.

        by lysias on Tue Jun 18, 2013 at 12:08:19 PM PDT

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