Edward Snowden

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The CIA reports show the USG [U.S. government] developing vulnerabilities in U.S. products, then intentionally keeping the holes open. Reckless beyond words.feedback
Mar 07 2017 CIA
We can learn a lot about a person if we know what types of things he or she talks about or comments on the most frequently. There are numerous topics with which Edward Snowden is associated, including Public Service, United States, and government. Most recently, Edward Snowden has been quoted saying: “I don't know if the rumors are true. But I can tell you this: I am not afraid. There are things that must be said no matter the consequence.” in the article Snowden ‘Not Afraid’ of Being Returned to U.S. From Russia. An other article where Edward Snowden has been quoted is Russia eyes sending Snowden to US as 'gift' to Trump: Official tells NBC News.
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This World War I-era law does not distinguish between those who freely give critical information to journalists in the public interest, or spies who sell it to a foreign power for their own.feedback

When there is enough in the public record, you don't really get to decide whether or not the movie gets made.feedback

I admitted that I did not have a plan beyond getting straight out of there (Hong Kong), I planned to ask the world for justice and see what happened. It was kind of surprising how that worked out.feedback

I do think Switzerland would be a sort of great political option because it has a history of neutrality.feedback

The only thing they have said at this point is that they would not execute me, which is not the same as a fair trial.feedback

I have worked for the Central Intelligence Agency undercover, overseas. I have worked for the National Security Agency undercover, overseas… So when they say I'm a low-level systems administrator, that I don't know what I'm talking about, I'd say it's somewhat misleading.feedback

Human rights can only be protected if we insure that our laws have a clear meaning and the meaning of the words in those laws cannot be secretly interpreted by any legal body or intelligence agency without the public's knowledge and consent.feedback

I'm still alive and don't lose sleep for what I did because it was the right thing to do.feedback

These people, and they are government officials, have said they would love to put a bullet in my head or poison me when I come out of the supermarket and then watch me die in the shower.feedback

What I can say is that we know that Angela Merkel was monitored by the NSA. But the question is how logical is it that she's the only one who was monitored, how likely is it that she was the German person the NSA was watching?feedback

I'd say that it's not very likely that anyone who was watching the German government was only watching Merkel and not her advisers nor other government officials nor ministers, heads of industries or even local government officials.feedback

Where once you come to the government's attention, they've got a very complete record of your daily activity for the last five years.feedback

I am working to improve the NSA. I am still working for the National Security Agency right now. They are the only ones who don't realise it.feedback

A child born today will grow up with no conception of privacy at all. They'll never know what it means to have a private moment to themselves, an unrecorded, unanalyzed thought. And that's a problem, because privacy matters.feedback

I really want the focus to be on these documents and the debate which I hope this will trigger among citizens around the globe about what kind of world we want to live in.feedback

There are more important things than money. If I were motivated by money, I could have sold these documents to any number of countries and gotten very rich. The government has granted itself power it is not entitled to. There is no public oversight. The result is people like myself have the latitude to go further than they are allowed to.feedback

I understand that I will be made to suffer for my actions. I will be satisfied if the federation of secret law, unequal pardon and irresistible executive powers that rule the world that I love are revealed even for an instant.feedback

I don't want public attention because I don't want the story to be about me. I want it to be about what the US government is doing.feedback

I am confident that with the support of the international community, the government of the United States will abandon this harmful behaviour.feedback

I did not seek to sell U.S. secrets. I did not partner with any foreign government to guarantee my safety. (…) I ask for your assistance in requesting guarantees of safe passage from the relevant nations in securing my passage to Latin America as well as requesting asylum in Russia until such time as these states accede to law, and my legal travel is permitted.feedback

This dangerous escalation represents a threat not just to the dignity of Latin America or my own personal security, but to the basic right shared by every living person to live free from persecution.feedback

People who think I made a mistake in picking Hong Kong as a location misunderstand my intentions. I am not here to hide from justice; I am here to reveal criminality.feedback

My intention is to ask the courts and people of Hong Kong to decide my fate. I have been given no reason to doubt your system.feedback

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