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originally posted by: sdcigarpig
a reply to: crazyewok
The courts have stated in other cases like his, and similar to his, that he broke the law. He released classified information. That is against the law, and the charges would be under the Espionage Act, that is very clear on what the penalties are for. At least he is no John Walker, as he did not do this for profit.
So the NSA reeeeallllyyy didn't know Snowden was "slurping" data?
An agent employed by a state to obtain secret information, especially of a military nature, concerning its potential or actual enemies. One employed by a company to obtain confidential information about its competitors. v.verb To observe secretly with hostile intent. To discover by close observation.