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NSA whistleblower Edward Snowden: 'I don't want to live in a society that does these sort of things'

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Q: Why did you decide to become a whistleblower?

A: "The NSA has built an infrastructure that allows it to intercept almost everything. With this capability, the vast majority of human communications are automatically ingested without targeting. If I wanted to see your emails or your wife's phone, all I have to do is use intercepts. I can get your emails, passwords, phone records, credit cards.

"I don't want to live in a society that does these sort of things … I do not want to live in a world where everything I do and say is recorded. That is not something I am willing to support or live under."

 

http://www.guardian.co.uk/world/2013/jun/09/nsa-whistleblower-edward-sno...

 

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