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Edward Snowden Q&A: NSA whistleblower answers your questions (11am EDT)
Guardian UK ^ | Monday 17 June 2013 10.03 EDT

Posted on 06/17/2013 7:08:42 AM PDT by Perdogg

LiveThe whistleblower behind the biggest intelligence leak in NSA history will be live online at 11am ET/4pm BST to answer your questions about the NSA surveillance revelations

(Excerpt) Read more at guardian.co.uk ...


TOPICS: Breaking News; Constitution/Conservatism; Miscellaneous
KEYWORDS: benghazi; china; edwardsnowden; fastandfurious; impeachnow; irs; nsa; snowden
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1 posted on 06/17/2013 7:08:42 AM PDT by Perdogg
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To: Perdogg

Hope he is behind bull## proof glass.


2 posted on 06/17/2013 7:13:01 AM PDT by madison10
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To: Perdogg

“Hello Edward, what color is the building you’re in? What kind of view do you have from your window?”


3 posted on 06/17/2013 7:14:05 AM PDT by jiggyboy (Ten percent of poll respondents are either lying or insane)
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To: Perdogg

So will the NSA be able to track down his location once he’s online?


4 posted on 06/17/2013 7:14:37 AM PDT by Raebie (WS)
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To: Perdogg

I’d love to ask him a question, but I’m afraid the NSA will be monitoring.


5 posted on 06/17/2013 7:18:54 AM PDT by rightwingintelligentsia (Truth/Lies; Liberty/Tyranny--WHAT DIFFERENCE DOES IT MAKE??)
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To: Raebie

Don’t know. The Guardian says he’ll be “appearing and disappearing” so I’m guessing he’s going to have an encrypted VPN tunnel from his phone.


6 posted on 06/17/2013 7:19:00 AM PDT by struggle
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To: Perdogg

SNOWDEN, PRISM, AND THE NSA


"27 STATEMENTS BY SNOWDEN ON PRISM

The best expose on PRISM now comes from the 40 year career NSA employee, William Benny, who became the director of Intelligence there under Geroge W. Bush. He has gone public since Snowden and detailed the full capabilities of PRISM and what the NSA was doing.

Former Director of NSA Intelligence reveals the full extent of PRISM capabilities. MUST SEE!

Another William Benny interview about PRISM and the NSA

7 posted on 06/17/2013 7:19:42 AM PDT by Jeff Head
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To: struggle

Hologram...


8 posted on 06/17/2013 7:21:14 AM PDT by gov_bean_ counter (Romans 1:22 Professing themselves to be wise, they became fools,)
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To: Perdogg

Someone needs to ask him if his ex-girlfriend does lap-dances.


9 posted on 06/17/2013 7:22:21 AM PDT by struggle
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To: jiggyboy

LOL

“What is your current geographic coordinates?”


10 posted on 06/17/2013 7:29:15 AM PDT by Patriot95
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To: struggle

LOL


11 posted on 06/17/2013 7:29:20 AM PDT by Perdogg (Sen Ted Cruz, Sen Mike Lee, and Sen Rand Paul are my adoptive Senators)
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To: Patriot95

is=are

English :(


12 posted on 06/17/2013 7:29:59 AM PDT by Patriot95
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To: jiggyboy

Is he in China? A place well known for ‘freedom’? /s


13 posted on 06/17/2013 7:31:03 AM PDT by GOPJ (Why don't Democrats waste their time trying to win the votes of gun owners? - Coulter)
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To: Perdogg

I scanned some of the questions..the one I would like answered- if he even knows- is it possible/easy/very difficult to access data on members of Congress and Judiciary? Could a savvy person get and copy such info?


14 posted on 06/17/2013 7:31:50 AM PDT by SE Mom (Proud mom of an Iraq war combat vet)
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To: Jeff Head

Back layer


15 posted on 06/17/2013 7:32:31 AM PDT by gaijin
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To: jiggyboy
“Hello Edward, what color is the building you’re in? What kind of view do you have from your window?”

What is the ID number on the drone outside your window?
16 posted on 06/17/2013 7:35:00 AM PDT by TomGuy (.)
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To: gaijin

Wheels within wheels.


17 posted on 06/17/2013 7:35:53 AM PDT by Jeff Head
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To: Jeff Head

I hope someone asks him about last Nov voter tampering.


18 posted on 06/17/2013 7:47:17 AM PDT by txhurl (RNC 'voter suppression': attempting to limit each voter to ONE vote!)
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To: MestaMachine; penelopesire; maggief

Already countless questions at link.


19 posted on 06/17/2013 7:50:34 AM PDT by SE Mom (Proud mom of an Iraq war combat vet)
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To: Perdogg

All Snowden would have to do is drive around Hong Kong picking up on unlocked WiFi Signals ... there must be 50 every block


20 posted on 06/17/2013 7:53:54 AM PDT by ICCtheWay
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To: ICCtheWay; All

https://twitter.com/search?q=%23asksnowden&src=tyah


21 posted on 06/17/2013 8:00:13 AM PDT by Perdogg (Sen Ted Cruz, Sen Mike Lee, and Sen Rand Paul are my adoptive Senators)
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To: Perdogg; All

Snowden - “All I can say right now is the US Government is not going to be able to cover this up by jailing or murdering me. Truth is coming, and it cannot be stopped.”


22 posted on 06/17/2013 8:08:58 AM PDT by Perdogg (Sen Ted Cruz, Sen Mike Lee, and Sen Rand Paul are my adoptive Senators)
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To: Perdogg

I’m no Twitter-Wiz but it looks like we have lots of Questions and, so far, no Answers. 9 minutes late as I type this.


23 posted on 06/17/2013 8:09:45 AM PDT by InterceptPoint (If I had a tag line this is where you would find it)
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To: InterceptPoint

go here

http://www.guardian.co.uk/world/2013/jun/17/edward-snowden-nsa-files-whistleblower


24 posted on 06/17/2013 8:13:23 AM PDT by Perdogg (Sen Ted Cruz, Sen Mike Lee, and Sen Rand Paul are my adoptive Senators)
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To: Perdogg
go here

Yes. I finally figured that out.

25 posted on 06/17/2013 8:15:01 AM PDT by InterceptPoint (If I had a tag line this is where you would find it)
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To: Perdogg
Eddie be thinking outside the MSM box.

Exposing yourself to questions from an internet forum is much smarter than to sit down with some MSM dingbat like Barbara Walters, Larry King, Piers Morgan, Diane Sawyer, Sean Hannity, Charlie Rose, Matt Lauer,.................

This internet thingy could become a powerful medium, if people would wake up and turn off CNN, MSNBC and Fox News Channel which is the official channel of Big Brother.

26 posted on 06/17/2013 8:15:53 AM PDT by metafugitive
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To: InterceptPoint

Q - Did you lie about your salary? What is the issue there? Why did you tell Glenn Greenwald that your salary was $200,000 a year, when it was only $122,000 (according to the firm that fired you.)

“I was debriefed by Glenn and his peers over a number of days, and not all of those conversations were recorded. The statement I made about earnings was that $200,000 was my “career high” salary. I had to take pay cuts in the course of pursuing specific work. Booz was not the most I’ve been paid.”


27 posted on 06/17/2013 8:22:39 AM PDT by Perdogg (Sen Ted Cruz, Sen Mike Lee, and Sen Rand Paul are my adoptive Senators)
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To: metafugitive

I’m confused - How do we know this is him - this seems dumb.


28 posted on 06/17/2013 8:23:34 AM PDT by savage woman (if we lose communication - see ya at the local library)
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To: savage woman
I’m confused - How do we know this is him - this seems dumb.

You have to accept that the Guardian wouldn't participate in an interview with an imposter.

Snowden will already have had experience in identification protocols. You can be sure he has established a process for the Guardian to confirm his identity.

29 posted on 06/17/2013 8:26:37 AM PDT by justlurking (tagline removed, as demanded by Admin Moderator)
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To: Perdogg

“Truth is coming, and it cannot be stopped.”


I hope he knows something about what really happened to Breitbart, too.


30 posted on 06/17/2013 8:27:05 AM PDT by txhurl (RNC 'voter suppression': attempting to limit each voter to ONE vote!)
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To: Perdogg

If that site gets jammed up, go here

https://mobile.twitter.com/GuardianUS?p=s


31 posted on 06/17/2013 8:28:09 AM PDT by HollyB
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To: Perdogg

Many have made that the foundation of their opinion — “he lied about his salary, which means we can’t trust him on anything!” That’s going to undercut that foundation pretty completely; the rebuttal that Greenwald couldn’t have made a mistake is far less likely.


32 posted on 06/17/2013 8:33:36 AM PDT by jiggyboy (Ten percent of poll respondents are either lying or insane)
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1) More detail on how direct NSA’s accesses are is coming, but in general, the reality is this: if an NSA, FBI, CIA, DIA, etc analyst has access to query raw SIGINT databases, they can enter and get results for anything they want. Phone number, email, user id, cell phone handset id (IMEI), and so on - it’s all the same. The restrictions against this are policy based, not technically based, and can change at any time. Additionally, audits are cursory, incomplete, and easily fooled by fake justifications. For at least GCHQ, the number of audited queries is only 5% of those performed.

2) NSA likes to use “domestic” as a weasel word here for a number of reasons. The reality is that due to the FISA Amendments Act and its section 702 authorities, Americans’ communications are collected and viewed on a daily basis on the certification of an analyst rather than a warrant. They excuse this as “incidental” collection, but at the end of the day, someone at NSA still has the content of your communications. Even in the event of “warranted” intercept, it’s important to understand the intelligence community doesn’t always deal with what you would consider a “real” warrant like a Police department would have to, the “warrant” is more of a templated form they fill out and send to a reliable judge with a rubber stamp.


33 posted on 06/17/2013 8:41:12 AM PDT by HollyB
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To: txhurl

I’m unclear about why he is taking so long to dump it all.


34 posted on 06/17/2013 8:44:00 AM PDT by SE Mom (Proud mom of an Iraq war combat vet)
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To: Perdogg
I had to take pay cuts in the course of pursuing specific work. Booz was not the most I've been paid.

Booz Allen is evidently a NSA sweatshop that paid him 78k less that he made elsewhere. Booz Allen the Walmart of defense contractors.

Unfortunately, shortly after assuming power, he closed the door on investigating systemic violations of law, deepened and expanded several abusive programs, and refused to spend the political capital to end the kind of human rights violations like we see in Guantanamo, where men still sit without charge.

Assuming power, cool phrase, Eddie.

The restrictions against this are policy based, not technically based, and can change at any time. Additionally, audits are cursory, ,

Translation, IT guys can get around the empty suits guys who think that they are in charge.

35 posted on 06/17/2013 8:46:02 AM PDT by metafugitive
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To: savage woman
You don't.

Personally, I trust a British newspaper more than ANY DOMESTIC MSM outlet.

If you want to know the truth, British journalists are more reliable.

Ambrose Evans-Pritchards of the Telegraph told more truths about the Clinton crime family than you will ever find from domestic MSM.

36 posted on 06/17/2013 8:46:02 AM PDT by metafugitive
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To: SE Mom

Maybe he wants all of it looked at. If it all comes out, some points will be overlooked as less important.


37 posted on 06/17/2013 8:46:23 AM PDT by HollyB
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To: SE Mom

Him starting out with 2009 G20 made me think he’s going to go by date, not shock, order.


38 posted on 06/17/2013 8:47:11 AM PDT by txhurl (RNC 'voter suppression': attempting to limit each voter to ONE vote!)
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To: SE Mom

Americans have short memories. Its better to slowly leak stuff to keep the pressure on and expose the government’s lies.

Plus his safety is not guaranteed. There is no reason to use up all his ammo yet. Better to aim carefully and keep landing direct hits.


39 posted on 06/17/2013 8:51:31 AM PDT by Rad_J
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To: Rad_J

Notice how Sarah Palin always gets attention when she snipes on Facebook and twitter but the content of her speeches is ignored by the press.

Snowden knows what he is doing and he has been very effective at getting attention. The former NSA whistleblower Binny(sp?) was ignored


40 posted on 06/17/2013 9:01:02 AM PDT by Rad_J
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To: Perdogg

I have to admit that the dialogue sounds like Snowden. But I’m still mystified as to how he has (or if he really has) escaped being found (and possibly controlled) by the Chinese government.

I don’t see anyway that we can be assured one way or another as to whether his answers are being filtered by the Chinese. Probably not. But the fact is that his answers certainly benefit the Chinese. He is really arguing the far left view that NSA should not be monitoring foreigners on a broad scale anymore that Americans. The Chinese would certainly support that view.


41 posted on 06/17/2013 9:03:38 AM PDT by InterceptPoint (If I had a tag line this is where you would find it)
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To: SE Mom
I’m unclear about why he is taking so long to dump it all.

Others have made suggestions why, but it's pretty clear in his answer regarding Wikileaks, if you read his between the lines.

He believes that he is only disclosing things he believes are in the public interest. He is specifically withholding any information about "US operations against legitimate military targets".

Wikileaks dumped a bunch of unredacted information because someone screwed up. That wasn't their intent (the group, not necessarily Assange). Snowden appears to want to prevent this from occurring again.

42 posted on 06/17/2013 9:05:29 AM PDT by justlurking (tagline removed, as demanded by Admin Moderator)
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To: Perdogg
The lastest one is interesting:

Tweet: Edward, there is rampant speculation, outpacing facts, that you have or will provide classified US information to the Chinese or other governments in exchange for asylum. Have/will you?

Snowden: "This is a predictable smear that I anticipated before going public, as the US media has a knee-jerk "RED CHINA!" reaction to anything involving HK or the PRC, and is intended to distract from the issue of US government misconduct. Ask yourself: if I were a Chinese spy, why wouldn't I have flown directly into Beijing? I could be living in a palace petting a phoenix by now."

He seems quite certain that the Chinese are really "Good Guys". Question for Snowden that should be asked: What if the Chinese get to read that Thumb Drive in your pocket?

43 posted on 06/17/2013 9:11:18 AM PDT by InterceptPoint (If I had a tag line this is where you would find it)
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To: InterceptPoint

He probably went to China, not because he thinks they are good guys, but because they are another super power that won’t bow to the US.


44 posted on 06/17/2013 9:19:28 AM PDT by HollyB
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To: InterceptPoint
He seems quite certain that the Chinese are really "Good Guys". Question for Snowden that should be asked: What if the Chinese get to read that Thumb Drive in your pocket?

I don't think he is that naive. However, I do understand his rationale for going to China.

He wanted a place where he felt safe from the US Government until he could immunize himself from covert or diplomatic action. Earlier in he interview, he said that he wasn't sure that Iceland could stand up to pressure long enough for him to do so.

45 posted on 06/17/2013 9:20:47 AM PDT by justlurking (tagline removed, as demanded by Admin Moderator)
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To: Raebie

He’s probably in the White House. Wouldn’t surprise me if this is another 0bama ‘false flag’ to subvert America’s credibility by sabotaging our foreign relationships and world standing, bringing us one notch closer to collapse. It’s all about collapse. Then he can declare Martial Law oh goodie.


46 posted on 06/17/2013 9:21:54 AM PDT by Obama_Is_Sabotaging_America (PRISON AT BENGHAZI?????)
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To: Perdogg

Well...so far he hasn’t revealed anything he thinks the government is hiding not already known. All governments to this and they know they do.

This guy is doing far more harm then any help he believes...and fast showing he’s more than a defector....by his actions he’s showing his purpose is far more than just revealing Government spying....he’s playing on a gameboard he hasn’t a clue about.

I really have no doubt now this guy is way in over his head...and a traitor.


47 posted on 06/17/2013 9:22:03 AM PDT by caww
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To: Rad_J

Yep.

For all the “conservatives” here who want to carp about Snowden’s tactics, they’re completely missing the fact that Snowden has the press reporting, breathlessly, what he sources.

Snowden offered this information to the Washington Compost, and they dragged their feet. The Compost probably informed the government about the leak. Snowden took appropriate and prudent measures to a) keep himself alive, b) and get the information out, without the press interfering, c) keep the press “cycle” churning in his favor.

Obama is now paying a political price for this crap. Obama’s approval dropped 8%, disapproval rose 9%, in a CNN poll, over the last month. And the biggest change is among YOUNG PEOPLE. Just as I predicted, young people live online. Young people know more about computing and social networking than the old farts in either party.


48 posted on 06/17/2013 9:23:46 AM PDT by NVDave
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To: Obama_Is_Sabotaging_America

If it’s a “false flag,” it’s costing Obama quite a bit in the polling.


49 posted on 06/17/2013 9:24:24 AM PDT by NVDave
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To: InterceptPoint

If this ISN’T a ‘false flag’, how about, “Hey Snowden, does the NSA have the goods on 0bama?.. Is his birth certificate legit? Did he ever REALLY graduate to Columbia? Is he using Harrison J. Bounel’s Social Security Number?”


50 posted on 06/17/2013 9:24:32 AM PDT by Obama_Is_Sabotaging_America (PRISON AT BENGHAZI?????)
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