Source: The New York Times
quote: This raises some major questions; such as why a simple Web crawler was able to return such information on supposedly tightly protected government networks.
quote: Spoken like someone that has never worked in a classified environment. Its not unreasonable to expect a bit of loyalty to ones country from those privileged to work on secure projects. Whether you agree with what Snowden did or not it doesn't change the fact that this is an outright betrayal of the very country and its people he claims to be helping. In order to believe him a hero or someone with intent to help society you must first ignore this base fact..sorry i can't go there. I will sooner believe Snowden was a patsy for the Russians. You cannot put a price tag on the political windfall of these spying revelations for our enemies.
quote: Your comment hinting about alleged classified experience being completely ignored as BS...
quote: As opposed to the hundreds/thousands of cases where it was abused for personal/whatever reasons, which has been confirmed...
quote: Because who knows, it might just be a real hacker crawling around where they don't belong.
quote: What enemies are benefiting from this released info? The Hundreds of terrorist plots that have been averted because of the possibly unconstitutional spying? Oh wait, it was only 1 or 2... Possibly, but not even really confirmed.
quote: So quit trying to point out your distorted version of the "Facts" as if they were cast in stone... Label them properly as your opinion next time.
quote: You know me? yeah i don't think so.
quote: So tell me sparky where in the courts is the NSA or individuals in the NSA being tried for violating the constitution? Where are the indictments? If such egregious crimes took place against American citizens domestically i would expect some legal proceedings somewhere. Hint: You wake up in a puddle after that dream.
quote: Don't know a thing about classified networks i see.
quote: Don't know a damn thing about foreign policy either. You really need to get informed, you are giving fools a bad name.
quote: Opinion: Its obvious by your postings that you are a clueless, self absorbed millenial whose version of the world was dictated to you by "reality" TV. I predict the world is going to chew you up and spit you out. You should consider not smoking so much dope its not doing you any favors.
quote: Yes, because the world is one big happy family that never bothers to lock their doors...
quote: Fact remains, you should always hope for the best, but plan for the worst.
quote: In the end it's all people working there. That however is a lame excuse for an organisation like the NSA.
quote: Where did I say or imply this?
quote: And, YES, there is a level of trust in these environments. You have to have it or nothing gets done.
quote: During his time at the NSA regional operations center for a month in Hawaii last spring, Snowden conned between 20 to 25 NSA employees to give him their login credentials and passwords.