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    Russia and China broke into Snowden files to identify western spies, says MI6

    Russia and China broke into Snowden files to identify western spies, says MI6

    Downing Street believes that Russian and Chinese intelligence agencies have used documents from whistleblower Edward Snowden to identify British and US secret agents, according to a report in the Sunday Times.

    The newspaper says MI6, Britain’s Secret Intelligence Service, has withdrawn agents from overseas operations because Russian security services had broken into encrypted files held by American computer analyst Snowden.

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    Russia and China broke into Snowden files to identify western spies, says MI6


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    Re: Russia and China broke into Snowden files to identify western spies, says MI6

    Quote Originally Posted by Excon View Post
    Russia and China broke into Snowden files to identify western spies, says MI6

    Downing Street believes that Russian and Chinese intelligence agencies have used documents from whistleblower Edward Snowden to identify British and US secret agents, according to a report in the Sunday Times.

    The newspaper says MI6, Britain’s Secret Intelligence Service, has withdrawn agents from overseas operations because Russian security services had broken into encrypted files held by American computer analyst Snowden.

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    Russia and China broke into Snowden files to identify western spies, says MI6


    This person is not a hero.
    That does not really surprise me.

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    Re: Russia and China broke into Snowden files to identify western spies, says MI6

    Quote Originally Posted by Excon View Post
    Russia and China broke into Snowden files to identify western spies, says MI6

    Downing Street believes that Russian and Chinese intelligence agencies have used documents from whistleblower Edward Snowden to identify British and US secret agents, according to a report in the Sunday Times.

    The newspaper says MI6, Britain’s Secret Intelligence Service, has withdrawn agents from overseas operations because Russian security services had broken into encrypted files held by American computer analyst Snowden.

    [...]

    Russia and China broke into Snowden files to identify western spies, says MI6


    This person is not a hero.
    I strongly agree. Moreover, I continue to suspect that he gave his files to those countries in exchange for protection. Right now, because Snowden is still in Russia, a thorough investigation is precluded.

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    Re: Russia and China broke into Snowden files to identify western spies, says MI6

    Obama ran in 2008 on increased whistleblower protections (amongst other things). He has in fact prosecuted more then any of his predecessors. While this story is problematic, had Snowden had Obama assurances, he could have revealed the wrong doing by the NSA domestically, served that useful purpose, and he and the material he was holding would have been able to remain here.
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    Re: Russia and China broke into Snowden files to identify western spies, says MI6

    Don't be silly. Nothing that Saint Edward of Snowden dumped into the laps of foreign countries has any effect on US personnel or safety. His supporters seem to be incapable of grappling with the implications (and some would argue initial intent) of his actions.

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    Re: Russia and China broke into Snowden files to identify western spies, says MI6

    Quote Originally Posted by Excon View Post
    Russia and China broke into Snowden files to identify western spies, says MI6

    Downing Street believes that Russian and Chinese intelligence agencies have used documents from whistleblower Edward Snowden to identify British and US secret agents, according to a report in the Sunday Times.

    The newspaper says MI6, Britain’s Secret Intelligence Service, has withdrawn agents from overseas operations because Russian security services had broken into encrypted files held by American computer analyst Snowden.

    [...]

    Russia and China broke into Snowden files to identify western spies, says MI6


    This person is not a hero.
    He is.

    And people should continue to **** **** up until the government looks at the constitution and says "maybe we should follow it."
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    Re: Russia and China broke into Snowden files to identify western spies, says MI6

    Quote Originally Posted by Montecresto View Post
    Obama ran in 2008 on increased whistleblower protections (amongst other things). He has in fact prosecuted more then any of his predecessors. While this story is problematic, had Snowden had Obama assurances, he could have revealed the wrong doing by the NSA domestically, served that useful purpose, and he and the material he was holding would have been able to remain here.
    Snowden didn't do so much as attempt to act as a whistleblower. If he had wished to do as you claimed, he could have simply publicly stated the expanse and nature of the metadata collection, rather than dumping every document (many of them entirely irrelevant to domestic surveillance) he could get his hands on into the lap of foreign actors and the general public.

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    Re: Russia and China broke into Snowden files to identify western spies, says MI6

    Quote Originally Posted by Luftwaffe View Post
    He is.

    No he isn't. Anyone who thinks otherwise is thinking foolishly.
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    Re: Russia and China broke into Snowden files to identify western spies, says MI6

    Quote Originally Posted by Excon View Post

    No he isn't. Anyone who thinks otherwise is thinking foolishly.


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    Re: Russia and China broke into Snowden files to identify western spies, says MI6

    Quote Originally Posted by a351 View Post
    Snowden didn't do so much as attempt to act as a whistleblower. If he had wished to do as you claimed, he could have simply publicly stated the expanse and nature of the metadata collection, rather than dumping every document (many of them entirely irrelevant to domestic surveillance) he could get his hands on into the lap of foreign actors and the general public.
    Obama is prosecuting whistleblowers beyond the pace of his predecessors, though candidate Obama promised otherwise. While I wish he could have found an alternative, he couldn't have done as you suggested.
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