NSA whistleblower Edward Snowden nominated for Nobel Peace Prize

  • metta

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    Jun 10, 2013 3:16 PM GMT
    Snowden nominated for Nobel Peace Prize

    Two members of the Norwegian parliament say NSA whistle-blower Edward Snowden has made "a critical contribution" to restoring the balance between national security and civil liberties.


    http://news.cnet.com/8301-13578_3-57618008-38/snowden-nominated-for-nobel-peace-prize/



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    No Proof Manning's Leaks Caused Harm







    NSA WHISTLEBLOWER EDWARD SNOWDEN SPEAKS OUT



    http://www.towleroad.com/2013/06/snowden.html


    A Guide To The Career Of Edward Snowden

    "From The Guardian:

    He described as formative an incident in which he claimed CIA operatives were attempting to recruit a Swiss banker to obtain secret banking information. Snowden said they achieved this by purposely getting the banker drunk and encouraging him to drive home in his car. When the banker was arrested for drunk driving, the undercover agent seeking to befriend him offered to help, and a bond was formed that led to successful recruitment."

    "Until last month, Snowden had been living in Hawaii with a girlfriend. According to Civil Beat, a local news website, Snowden lived in a quiet suburban neighborhood on Oahu. "

    http://tpmmuckraker.talkingpointsmemo.com/2013/06/edward_snowden_career.php
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    Jun 10, 2013 3:50 PM GMT
    All other news outlets I checked talk of a girlfriend, that he shared a house in Hawaii with. No talk of a partner.
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    Jun 10, 2013 7:30 PM GMT
    What we know about NSA leaker Edward Snowden
    NBCNews.com (blog) ‎- 2 hours ago
    Edward Snowden said the only thing he fears from outing himself is the ... he and his girlfriend, who has not been named, kept to themselves.

    "HE AND HIS GIRLFRIEND"

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    Jun 10, 2013 10:44 PM GMT
    What's so "gay" about this news?????
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    Jun 10, 2013 10:55 PM GMT
    ^
    towelroad originally mentioned that he was gay but that has since been corrected
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    Jun 10, 2013 11:01 PM GMT
    CallMeAnytime saidWhat's so "gay" about this news?????


    It wasn't until you commented on it. icon_cool.gif
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    Jun 11, 2013 3:29 PM GMT
    Greenwald: Snowden Has Provided ‘Thousands’ Of Documents, ‘Dozens’ Are Newsworthy

    http://livewire.talkingpointsmemo.com/entry/greenwald-snowden-knows-he-s-going-to-end?ref=fpa
  • metta

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    Jun 11, 2013 3:50 PM GMT
    NSA Programs Likely To Continue Despite Revelations

    http://www.huffingtonpost.com/2013/06/11/nsa-programs_n_3420387.html?utm_hp_ref=daily-brief





  • whytehot

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    Jun 15, 2013 12:20 AM GMT
    "NSA" is the only thing gay about this news.
  • metta

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    Jun 23, 2013 1:40 AM GMT
    US seeks extradition of NSA leaker Snowden: official


    http://usnews.nbcnews.com/_news/2013/06/22/19092661-us-seeks-extradition-of-nsa-leaker-snowden-official?lite
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    Jun 23, 2013 4:14 AM GMT
    Unintended, Very good point.

    I do believe he should be extradited and charged however. It's not an issue of whether I think he was correct to leak information, it's that he broke the law. Anyone who has a security clearance in their job would probably say the same thing.
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    Jun 24, 2013 5:42 AM GMT
    Unintended saidI admit to being wrong about him. While I certainly applaud his exposing possible privacy violation, given his self-aggrandizement, I now think his motives were not purely altruistic.


    Curious, what do you believe his other motives are?
  • metta

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    Jun 24, 2013 5:42 AM GMT
    Ed Snowden beware: U.S. State Dept. has confirmed history of running covert abductions of Americans in Ecuador

    http://www.naturalnews.com/040909_Ed_Snowden_Ecuador_abductions.html
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    Jun 24, 2013 10:00 PM GMT
    Snowden plans more leaks about US spying abroad, will let foreign press decide if leaks endanger Americans

    http://americablog.com/2013/06/snowden-plans-more-leaks-about-us-spying-abroad-will-let-local-press-decide-whether-to-publish.html

    Yikes!
  • metta

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    Jun 27, 2013 3:39 PM GMT
    Media Ignoring Second NSA Whistleblower

    http://intellihub.com/2013/06/26/media-ignoring-second-nsa-whistleblower-video/

  • JuneauMike

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    Jun 27, 2013 6:47 PM GMT
    I'm torn on this one. I used to get mail from someone in Israel, a friend of mine who used to be a J1 visa/worker. Twice, the letters were opened for inspection, although I got the letter in its entirety. They can do that because anything shipped into the country is subject to inspection. In that sense, why is an email coming from overseas any different?

    On the other hand, I WANT to know that the emails are being inspected. In that sense, Snowden did us a great service. True, it might make terrorists change their mo, maybe. But in a country that purports to be a Democratic Republic, we have a right to know.

    Rule of thumb: Want to keep something truly private? Keep it in your brain box! icon_smile.gif
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    Jun 27, 2013 7:43 PM GMT
    JuneauMike saidI'm torn on this one. I used to get mail from someone in Israel, a friend of mine who used to be a J1 visa/worker. Twice, the letters were opened for inspection, although I got the letter in its entirety. They can do that because anything shipped into the country is subject to inspection. In that sense, why is an email coming from overseas any different?

    On the other hand, I WANT to know that the emails are being inspected. In that sense, Snowden did us a great service. True, it might make terrorists change their mo, maybe. But in a country that purports to be a Democratic Republic, we have a right to know.

    Rule of thumb: Want to keep something truly private? Keep it in your brain box! icon_smile.gif


    Difference is they likely didnt xerox and catalogue the mailed letter.

    In the email and data situation one can do keyword searches and retrospective data retrieval. This power is as close to omniscience in 2013 as we have.

    In some future administration instead of "polling" could one just see what people are emailing or texting about?

    This sort of power needs to be checked.


    If Obama was wiretapped illegally could they have something on him? Could we just have a NSA puppet-govt?

    Every American should worry about this.
  • metta

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    Jul 01, 2013 4:15 PM GMT
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  • metta

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    Jul 01, 2013 6:42 PM GMT
    Russian report says Snowden applied for asylum

    http://www.cnn.com/2013/07/01/politics/snowden-asylum/index.html?hpt=hp_t2
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    Jul 01, 2013 6:52 PM GMT
    OMG, I think I got his old job description in my email inbox, this is too freakin creepy icon_neutral.gif (that's a top secret clearance!)


    Job Description: Sr. Information Systems Security Engineer (ISSE)

    Responsibilities:

    The selected candidate will support the design, development, implementation and/or integration of IA architectures, systems or system components. They will also provide the government assistance to ensure that the architecture and design of information systems are functional and secure.


    Qualifications:

    10+ years of IA System Architect and Engineering experience, including

    Defense-in-depth principles and technology, including access/control, authorization, identification and authentication, PKI, network and enterprise security architecture.

    2+ years experience applying security risks assessment methodology to system development, including threat model development, vulnerability assessments, and resulting security risk analysis.

    A Bachelor’s degree in Computer Science or IT Engineering is a plus!

    Must have Full Scope Polygraph Clearance

    Candidate must possess a CISSP

    Candidate must have knowledge of Federal, IC and Defense Information Security regulations, publications and policy 8750 compliance

    Candidate must have experience with IASAE Level 2 requirements.
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    Jul 02, 2013 1:08 AM GMT
    metta8 saidRussian report says Snowden applied for asylum

    http://www.cnn.com/2013/07/01/politics/snowden-asylum/index.html?hpt=hp_t2


    The felony indicted coward is running. If he truly stood for his convictions, then he would "man up" and accept the consequences of his choices.

    Also, he is not "stateless" as he claims. He is still a United States citizen until he legally revokes his citizenship. Pulling his passport is a legal means of limiting the travel ability of felony indicted persons.
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    Jul 02, 2013 4:24 PM GMT
    Apparently he has applied to 20 countries for asylum and most of them have said 'no', with the rest being decidedly lukewarm about the idea.

    It seems Russia offered him asylum on Putin's condition that he made no more leaks that would embarrass the US (very surprising, given that the Kremlin seemed to be revelling in the US's discomfort over this), but Snowden refused.

    He's made his own bed and now he'll have to lie in it.
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    Jul 02, 2013 4:31 PM GMT
    Ex_Mil8 saidApparently he has applied to 20 countries for asylum and most of them have said 'no', with the rest being decidedly lukewarm about the idea.




    I'm wondering if that's because it's possible they all do it (domestic spying and foreign spying), too. icon_wink.gif
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    Jul 02, 2013 11:09 PM GMT
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    I'm wondering if that's because it's possible they all do it (domestic spying and foreign spying), too. icon_wink.gif

    If you meant 'masturbation' in the all male world politics, isn't it obvious? Seriously I suspect there is more than masturbation between some countries. I heard news saying that the UK, Canada, Australia and New Zealand got special treatments/exemptions from the US. Would there be complicated bilateral escapades or an orgy?icon_biggrin.gif
  • metta

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    Jul 06, 2013 5:52 AM GMT
    Venezuela and Nicaragua offer asylum to NSA whistleblower Edward Snowden

    http://www.independent.co.uk/news/world/americas/venezuela-and-nicaragua-offer-asylum-to-nsa-whistleblower-edward-snowden-8691647.html