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originally posted by: awareness10
This whole thing is making me nervous...
The Guardian’s Glenn Greenwald on Monday blasted investigative reporter Barton Gellman for making “false” claims about the man they shared as a source: Edward Snowden. The public tiff between two journalists who have led the way on disclosing National Security Agency surveillance offers a rare window into high-stakes negotiations between reporters and their sources. It illustrates the balance between publishing secrets and protecting the nation’s security — and shows the risks that a source thought to be exclusive to one outlet might peddle his news scoop elsewhere. Snowden came forward on Sunday afternoon in both The Guardian and the Post, where Gellman wrote his piece, to say he was the source of the revelations about National Security Agency surveillance.
originally posted by: carewemust
PLEASE..has Snowden announced and then subsequently released documents before? Was that (or those) releases handled similarly to what we're seeing now?
originally posted by: JacKatMtn
a reply to: SkepticOverlord
In regards to Snowden, didn't he hand over his files to a few selected journalists, and have some security key over most of the files?
I could be wrong, but even though he took off with very sensitive material, didn't he try his best to release as much as he could without compromising information that would have lost lives?
With the turning of the pages of the calendar, does he feel that he can release more now, without risking assets?
Hell it could be nothing... who knows, it may just be a feint to draw sweat from the insiders who want him hung in the nearest tree...
originally posted by: NthOther
Enough with this bulls# already. These people (leakers--Assange, Snowden, etc.) need to release everything they know to the public they claim to care so much about.
Edward Snowden has set up a dead man's switch. He's distributed encrypted copies of his document trove to various people, and has set up some sort of automatic system to distribute the key, should something happen to him.