Originally posted by christina-66
What a game of cat and mouse this is turning out to be. The Bolivians deny there's any truth to the rumour - but France and Portugal won't even let
him fly over their air space! What chance does this guy have?
He is no agent provocateur - he is a man with a conscience. And - if it's no biggie - cos we all knew what they were up to anyway - why the furore?
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The big deal for "them" is not that we all kind of suspect they are spying on our communications, which imo isn't that big of a deal all things
considered. The big deal is that someone is confirming it, whether true or not, whether he knows anything real or not.
It's no big deal because if you think about it, before all these wonderful electronic communication devices that can work in reverse and be used to
spy on us, we were being "watched" physically, by people.
You walk out your door with a friend and have a conversation on a bus, other people around you can hear you, how do you know your not being spied on
for whatever reason?
Devices exist which allow me to sit quite a ways back from your home, or car, and by simply pointing it at a window(provided you are in the room or
car), I can hear what is being said inside. This isn't new tech, it's old. Hell, they sell this stuff as kids toys these days.
The ability to spy on people has always been there. All that's happened is with the advancement of technology, the methods used have evolved along
with the technology of communication.
And it does come down to better safe then sorry.
Sure a few attacks have gotten through the cracks.
But hundreds more, if not thousands more, have been prevented simply because technology allows us to not only communicate at great distances and in
real time, but allow us to listen in.
If this guy really did go for a job where he can get as much access as possible, simply to leak sensitive information, then he deserves to be
prosecuted to the fullest extent that the laws allow.
That is treason. And regardless of his motives, or how well intentioned he was or sincere in his actions, he still committed a crime. He committed his
crimes in full knowledge that he was committing a criminal offense.
Why feel sorry for him?
He deserves everything he gets.