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  •  Also, it is notable that Snowden did NOT (2+ / 0-)
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    JVolvo, gooderservice

    say in that video interview something along the lines of, "the NSA systems are so easy to hack", but that's becoming somewhat apparent now primarily because they've done really, really stupid things like detaining Greenwald's boyfriend.  

    That move piqued the interest of a number of investigative journalists who asked the same question that I did when I heard that news which was, "wait? I thought the NSA said they knew what Snowden took?"  Within a week it was confirmed that they still didn't really know what he took.

    •  let's just disagree. (0+ / 0-)

      "the NSA systems are so easy to hack", but that's becoming somewhat apparent

      That was my original comment, that he didn't hack into them, he had access.

      •  Okay. (6+ / 0-)

        http://investigations.nbcnews.com/...

        "Snowden Impersonated NSA Officials, Sources Say"

        Edward Snowden accessed some secret national security documents by assuming the electronic identities of top NSA officials, said intelligence sources.
        “Every day, they are learning how brilliant [Snowden] was,” said a former U.S. official with knowledge of the case.
        •  okay. (1+ / 0-)
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          frostbite

          Could be true. I sure don't know. But, I'll leave you with a previous comment in our thread:

          They may insist, but that doesn't necessarily mean it's true. I don't know, of course, but I believe they wanted everyone to think they were hacked, not that Snowden as a contractor was given extraordinary access.
          I also tend to not automatically believe everything they say.

          Have the last word. This is my last post on this today.

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