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The NSA is surely not the Stasi, but we should always remember that the danger to societies from security services is not that they will spontaneously decide to embrace mustache twirling and jackboots to bear us bodily into dark places, but that the slowly shifting foundations of policy will make it such that mustaches and jackboots are discovered to prove an operational advantage toward a ...
In 2013, he revealed the National Security Agency (NSA) was unconstitutionally seizing the private records of billions of individuals who had not been suspected of any wrongdoing. He revealed thousands of classified NSA documents to journalists Glenn Greenwald
, Laura Poitras
, and Ewen MacAskill
. Snowden came to international attention after stories based on the material appeared in The Guardian, ...