Wednesday, July 10, 2013

NSA Leaker Edward Snowden Reveals What It Takes To Make You An NSA Target

Snowden: Your Emails Or Facebook Profile Can Make You An NSA Target -- The Age

This post was originally published on Mashable.

How does the National Security Agency choose who to target for surveillance?

"Normally you'd be specifically selected for targeting based on, for example, your Facebook or webmail content," whistleblower Edward Snowden told the German magazine Der Spiegel in an email interview. The discussion was held weeks before Snowden decided to step forward as the source of top secret documents that revealed wide-ranging surveillance programs.

Snowden's interview was conducted by Laura Poitras, the filmmaker who has worked withThe Guardian and The Washington Post in their coverage of the leaked documents, and Jacob Appelbaum, a computer security researcher and a WikiLeaks associate. Poitras approached Appelbaum in mid-May; she wanted to send a series of questions to Snowden to see if he was a legit source.

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My Comment: Just considering what I do on this blog .... I guess this makes me a target.

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