Edward Snowden was NSA Prism leak source – Guardian
A former CIA technical worker has been identified by the UK’s Guardian newspaper as the source of leaks about US surveillance programmes.
Edward Snowden, 29, is described by the paper as an ex-CIA technical assistant, currently employed by defence contractor Booz Allen Hamilton.
The Guardian said his identity was being revealed at his own request.
The recent revelations are that US agencies gathered millions of phone records and monitored internet data.
The Guardian quotes Mr Snowden as saying he flew to Hong Kong on 20 May, where he holed himself up in a hotel. He told the paper: “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.”
Asked what he thought would happen to him, he replied: “Nothing good.” He said he had gone to Hong Kong because of its “strong tradition of free speech”.
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Pakistani Islamist Groups Call Pro-LGBT Event “Cultural Terrorism” | Care2 Causes.
More interesting than the small-scale event is the deliberate announcement of the same by the embassy. This, along with today’s “leak” that the US knows that the ISI killed Saleem Shahzad (an accusation almost universally believed in Pakistan’ s journalist community in any case) may indicate that the US (which taught these “skills” to the ISI in the first place) is ready for some aggressive psyops in this “transactional relationship”. …
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By: Ahmed Quraishi, Islamabad
Courtesy: The Nation, September 17, 2009
…Ambassador Haqqani has complained about a secret blacklist of US journalists and NGO-types and strongly protested denying them visas to enter Pakistan. Haqqani warned his government in the letter that this could hurt military hardware transfers and US aid pledges…
…A Pakistani source that has worked closely with the US government, and does not want to be named, described this ‘leak’ in this way: “I feel so bad to read the CNN-IBN claim that, and I quote-’Dated July 28, 2009, the letter [is] in CNN-IBN’s possession’. What are we, a banana republic?”
That is not all. The unnamed analyst adds: “Also keep in mind that this (most likely a) “classified” letter (which also “bears the seal of the Pakistan Ambassador”) was written by our Ambassador to the Foreign Secretary (classified) , Interior Secretary (classified) and DG, ISI (double classified!) .”
So, the big question is: Who leaked the letter and its detailed contents?…
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