Skip to comments.Snowden Threatens to Reveal More 'Explosive' NSA Secrets (About U.S. Hacking of Chinese Computers)
Posted on 06/12/2013 1:24:16 PM PDT by SeekAndFind
Former U.S. spy Edward Snowden on Wednesday vowed to fight any bid to extradite him from Hong Kong and promised "explosive" new revelations about Washington's surveillance targets, The South China Morning Post reported.
Specifically, Snowden reportedly showed the newspaper "unverified documents" describing an extensive U.S. campaign to obtain information from computers in Hong Kong and mainland China.
"We hack network backbones, like huge Internet routers, basically, that give us access to the communications of hundreds of thousands of computers without having to hack every single one," he told the newspaper.
Officials have confirmed that Snowden may have more secret material.
"Apparently he's got a thumb drive," Sen. Saxby Chambliss, a Republican from Georgia, said Tuesday. "He's already exposed part of it and I guess he's going to expose the rest of it."
National Security Agency Director Gen. Keith Alexander told the Senate Intelligence Committee that "he doesn't know where Snowden is now," Chambliss said.
And the British paper The Guardian reported it believed Snowden had moved to a "safer" hotel in Hong Kong, the city to which he fled in preparation for the bombshell data dump.
"I'm neither traitor nor hero. I'm an American," Snowden said in the exclusive interview, released two days after he checked out of the city hotel and went to ground.
Supporters of the former NSA subcontractor are lauding him as a whistleblower for divulging NSA monitoring of private users' web traffic and phone records, in a worldwide trawl that the White House says was needed to keep Americans safe from terror.
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Considering all the Chinese nationals working in our contract defense industries, Its really more like information sharing.
So the traitor Snowden is planning to reveal the cyber secrets our nation uses to hack adversaries. And he’s still hiding out in Hong Kong, China. Are there still misguided people here who think he is some kind of hero? Good grief, it’s incredibly sad when supposed conservatives line up behind the hero’s of Michael Moore, Noam Chomsky, etc. Just pathetic.
Alright guys, let’s hear what a hero he is. There is no gray area here, exposing secrets about our espionage involving other countries is TREASON.
This guy is acting based on ego and self-interest. He’ll tell every secret he knows in exchange for favors from the Chinese.
If he’s going to provide sensitive info to an enemy foreign government, then he’s crossing the red line for me.
However, I do expect the media will try to create another impression.
What part of this do you think is news to the chicoms?
I worked in high tech and IT and know more than a few H1B visa holders. Moreover, MOST if not ALL of the IT equipment involved in this little discussion is Made in China(tm).
The chicoms have been the fly on the wall in any major IT installation for at least 20 years. Possibly longer.
I’m way more worried about the ‘toon’s greasing the slides for transfer of MIRV technology. That CAN get a lot of us killed.
Sensitive government computers should lock up when an external drive is incerted into a USB port.
Why threaten? Or is that just a headline?
How much of the information the NSA is seeking about American citizens is stored on servers in Asia?
Cisco makes most of the routers, so it makes sense that Obama was having meetings with Cisco from early on.
Guest list: Left, from President Obama, Apple chairman and CEO Steve Jobs, Westly group founder Steve Westly, host's wife Ann Doerr, Google CEO Eric Schmidt, Genentech chairman Art Levinson, Cisco Systems CEO John Chambers, venture capitalist John Doerr (host) Oracle CEO Larry Ellison, Netflix CEO Reed Hastings, Stanford University president John Hennessy, Yahoo president Carol Bartz, Twitter CEO Dick Costolo, unknown, Facebook founder, president and CEO Mark Zuckerberg
They're all one big happy family.
The emotional investment in Snowden’s heroism is pretty deep.
David Burge @iowahawkblog 9 Jun
Nothing says "patriotic commitment to civil liberties" like threatening to defect to China.
How many of these H1B visa holders have just walked out the door with it.
How many national laboratories have had spy scandals in the past 15 years. WHY are foreigners working there?
Apparently the ONLY people that weren’t aware there was wholesale spying on American civilians were American civilians.
Most Cisco routers are Made in China(tm).
How much of this do you really think the chicoms don’t already know?
I don’t think he’s a hero.
I’m very glad the average LIV knows they’re being digitally stalked 24/7. They need to know it wasn’t just Bush doing it.
He should do the right thing and turn himself in. Why is he going to our enemy (China) to release this information?
The ignorant, naive or uncaring American civilians.