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  •  Could someone tell me (2+ / 0-)
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    whether this makes Snowden a whistleblower or a leaker?

    From the South China Morning Post, new article.

    http://www.scmp.com/...

    Snowden said the information he shared on the Tsinghua University attacks provided evidence of NSA hacking because the specific details of external and internal internet protocol addresses could only have been obtained by hacking or with physical access to the computers.

    The university is home to one of the mainland’s six major backbone networks, the China Education and Research Network (CERNET) from where internet data from millions of Chinese citizens could be mined.

    The network was the country’s first internet backbone network and has evolved into the world’s largest national research hub.

    Ron Reagan: "Sarah Palin's constituency are people who wear red rubber noses and bells on their shoes."

    by AnnetteK on Sat Jun 22, 2013 at 03:14:43 PM PDT

    •  I suppose it just matters what is more important (8+ / 0-)

      to you, and what you believe. Based on modern U.S. history and my personal experience, I have a cynical view, and I do not trust all of this dirt spewing wrt to Greenwald and Snowden. I am concerned about the materials that the Guardian has published so far, and I am worried about what they have yet to publish. Every couple of days there is a new document.  

      The FISA court order allowing the NSA to collect all call records (meta data) wholly within the United States.--This proves the NSA is NOT just interested in spying on people outside the U.S.

      The PRISM slides, which show massive collection of information from all major internet companies. Although this supposedly is just focused on things that happen outside the U.S., when coupled with the FISA court order mentioned above, it wouldn't surprise me if they also have this info inside the U.S. The PRISM slides specifically talk about U.S. based companies.

      The procedural orders signed by Eric Holder and signed off on by the secret FISA court, which provide the rules for the NSA's collection of CONTENT (not meta data) from U.S. persons. To me, this seem to be cleverly written to allow NSA analysts to listen to or read all of the content without a warrant while at the same time pretending to limit those activities. It's very much CYOA, but let the analysts do whatever they want.

      The documents concerning Tempora, which detail the U.S. NSA and British GCHQ collaboration on both the collection of meta data and actual content. I am still reading this material.

      "If you don't sin, then Jesus died for nothing!" (on a sign at a Mardi Gras parade in New Orleans)

      by ranger995 on Sat Jun 22, 2013 at 03:44:18 PM PDT

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