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NSA PRISM whistleblower Edward Snowden reveals himself

By Shawn Knight
Jun 10, 2013
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  1. How is this all new information? There was a PBS documentary in 2008ish on it. I guess it's just confirming the suspicion. The NSA have been forced to do this to track terrorists that have extremely fluid structure and can not be tracked with conventional cold war means.
     
  2. ...most of you forget that those kinds of programs wouldn't have taken any place if it wasn't for the external politics and fu$$$$up tactics that US unfortunately undertakes. Their relations with most of countries are based on "what can I get from them" and if there is nothing, they aren't even on their prey schedule. There are some countries in the world like Switzerland that always tired to be neutral and don't have much to offer and are left alone by bigUS. Let's not forget that to maintain 300 mln+ people requires resources and to maintain relative internal peace you have to give a little (to it's people, to appease potential outburst from stupefied fierce dog). So all that spying stuff in a legitimate response provoked by nothing else than a fu$$$$up politics that leads always to be on the look out from some violated parties. Some just passively agree with abusive treatment, others don't. Violence is never the answer, I agree. People should have basic security. But those people pay for the actions taken by their own gov. elected by them - the people of US (political alphabets who are always getting manipulated and brainwashed 3 moths after elections).
     
  3. cliffordcooley

    cliffordcooley TechSpot Paladin Posts: 6,270   +1,554

    Lets turn this around shall we and suggest that if (insert nation here) would try to be neutral with little to offer, that (insert nation again) would be left alone to.
     
  4. PinothyJ

    PinothyJ TS Enthusiast Posts: 429   +15

    He went to Hong Kong and not China. Hong Kong is a Special Administrative Region of China but it is not a part of China. For example, your Internet is not [bad word] in HK as in China. They hold a massive vigils for the victims of Tiananmen Square in HK that would not be allowed in China proper. They have their own passports; demonym; currency; time zone; legislature; flag; et cetera. They do not even drive on the same side of the road as China for Pete's sake!

    Hong Kong (and Macau, another SAR of China) is not China...
     
  5. learninmypc

    learninmypc TS Evangelist Posts: 5,406   +240

  6. cliffordcooley

    cliffordcooley TechSpot Paladin Posts: 6,270   +1,554

    Let me guess it wasn't the people of UK that decided to ban him. It was a handshake between governments. No wait that can't be it because the US want him captured. On second thought, I'd say UK wants to stay out of the crossfires and prevent an uproar within there own borders.
     


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