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Despite warnings, (NSA) built dangerous attack tools that could target Western software. Today we see the cost. If [the NSA] had privately disclosed the flaw used to attack hospitals when they found it, not when they lost it, this may not have happened.feedback
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May 13 2017 NSA
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In the United States we have a constitutional amendment that prohibits the government from regulating speech, right? Free speech. The First Amendment.feedback

The problem of fake news isn't solved by hoping for a referee. But rather because we as participants – we as citizens, we as users of these services – help each other. We talk, and we share, and we point out what is fake, we point out what is true. The answer to bad speech is not censorship. The answer to bad speech is more speech. We have to spread the idea that critical thinking matters now more than ever.feedback

Surely there's got to be a way that you can tag it as edited? If you click on the edit tab you can see the previous versions of the tweets, and something like that. There's got to be some ways to fix it out there. Just to correct things out there where people put a tweet out, it gets shared, and then they realize, Oh it had a typo in it.feedback

If government does actually win our trust, because they go for some years and they do operate in a way that we should support, what happens when it changes?feedback

We are starting to substitute open government for sheer authoritarianism, a government based not upon the principle of informed consent granted by people who understand its activities but rather a trust in personalities, a trust in claims, a trust in the hope that they will do the right thing.feedback

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 used to work for the government. Now I work for the public.feedback

Meanwhile, a thousand people at Fort Meade just opened Twitter.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

There are significant threats but I sleep very well.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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