If I could meet Ed Snowden face to face, this is what I would ask him: What was the make and model of the USB drive that he used to betray his country?
It's the photos the NSA stole off his computer to blackmail him!
>selling confidential information to the media
yeah, sure. Mericans are obsessed with "row row fight da powah", your country is paying for your mcdonalds you fat cunts, I know how corrupted shithole countries fuck his own people, I live in one
The US public's confidential information is not the government's business. Spying on all the public through the Internet using a wide and general (non-specific) warrant means the government has stolen our information. Snowden is a hero as he testified to us, the taxpaying citizen of the US, that the government has destroyed our freedom to privacy.
Before Snowden, nobody outside of the US government agencies had real facts about the spying. All we could do is guess that the government was indescriminitely spying on us. After Snowden, we had credible testimony that the government was indescriminitely spying on us.
There is a difference between collecting meta data for the purpose of combating foreign terrorists and collecting the content of us person-to-us-person communications like /g believes is the case, because they don't know any better and blindly listen to a traitor
How does it feel to destroy your life and achieve absolutely nothing?
> mass nsa surveillance is still legal
> national security letters are still legal
> nobody without autism gives a shit by now
he might betrayed your government but i'm hell sure he didn't betray your citizens, all those people that don't have a voice.
you know what? fuck you. governments come and go. who decides what is legal and what is terrorism. your fucking founding fathers were terrorists against the british royal crown.
snowden is sided with the common folk. the "netizen" of the world.
fuck your government. fuck the first world. fuck those that control the power
nigga, what are you doing.jpg
Snowden leaked information about a government surveillance program that infringes on the constitution. The fact that Snowden leaked government secrets is nothing compared to the destruction of freedom that our government is doing in our name. As a citizen and a tax payer, it is my business if my government is illegally spying on me.
I'd ask him why he leaked a bunch of rightfully secret US data concerning overseas/foreign operations when his ostensible purpose was to blow the whistle about the NSA's arguably unconstitutional invasion of citizen's rights to privacy. He didn't need to release information about where we were monitoring non-US citizens, that had nothing to do with whistleblowing.
This one too.
So what if he loves anime? He's still a hero.
Now that'd be a funny case. At what resolution does that image cost someone their clearance? At thumbnail size, some of the company logos are readable, but none of the text is.
So I'd guess any .gov types are safe as long as they don't hover over it, which they totally shouldn't do, even though they already know everything it says from reading the newspapers that wrote articles about it without directly printing it.
But somewhere between that thumbnail and the full slide, is a resolution that would be just readable enough that you could figure out what it said if you looked at it long enough. I think the act of looking at it too long would be the thing that would cost someone their clearance; it demonstrates intent.
So I guess what I'm trying to say is, if you don't have a clearance, and you were to print the damn thing off, you'd have a pretty interesting ward against spies. It's a cursed magical item - it attracts precisely the wrong attention, because the people who shy away from it in horror can point to uncleared people (against whom the shield is powerless) and have them annoy you.
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it is about the source of the image.
Government agencies tend to use labeled file systems where each file has a security clearance, and users with a clearance level to access a file will as a result create new files with the same clearance, no matter how compressed or lossy the edit was. So the resulting file will strictly speaking be of the same clearance. Technologically at least.
I would ask him if he would join me in a coup with me and my waifu to stand up and topple the totalitarian regime that is the united states government, and liberate America as a conglomerate of sovereign people.
Be ready, the revolution is coming
ty anon that was beautiful