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Snowden hacked NSA while at Dell


So if he was able to hack them prior to even working for Booze Allen and gathering more info, who honestly thinks the Chinese and other govts didn't already have the info?

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WASHINGTON, Aug 15 (Reuters) - Former intelligence contractor Edward Snowden began downloading documents describing the U.S. government's electronic spying programs while he was working for Dell Inc in April 2012, almost a year earlier than previously reported, according to U.S. officials and other sources familiar with the matter.

Snowden, who was granted a year's asylum by Russia on Aug. 1, worked for Dell from 2009 until earlier this year, assigned as a contractor to U.S. National Security Agency facilities in the United States and Japan.

Snowden downloaded information while employed by Dell about eavesdropping programs run by the NSA and Britain's Government Communications Headquarters, and left an electronic footprint indicating when he accessed the documents, said the sources, speaking on condition of anonymity.


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Some of the material Snowden downloaded in April 2012 while a Dell employee related to NSA collection from fiber-optic cables, including transoceanic cables, of large quantities of internet traffic and other communications, the sources said. Snowden has said he left Dell for a job at Booz Allen Hamilton in Hawaii around March of this year, specifically to gain access to additional top-secret documents that could be leaked to the media. Booz Allen Hamilton fired Snowden after he fled to Hong Kong with a trove of secret material. The company has said it is cooperating with a number of inquiries into Snowden's hiring and security lapses.


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oklahogjr
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So if he was able to hack them prior to even working for Booze Allen and gathering more info, who honestly thinks the Chinese and other govts didn't already have the info?


what I can't figure out is what they are hiding that is so secretive. They buy up information from companies that track their users and then query the frick out of a database. It's not like this is some revolutionary new computing science. At least that's what we know so far.






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what I can't figure out is what they are hiding that is so secretive.


Yup... And also the fact that all the claims they have made since Snowden came out have been proven untrue.






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Yup... And also the fact that all the claims they have made since Snowden came out have been proven untrue.


snowden has something else that is huge on those laptops. He hasn't revealed anything that even makes the government look very tech savvy yet. I mean apparently they can't even set the parameters on queries correctly.






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what I can't figure out is what they are hiding that is so secretive.


It's not that they do this stuff.

It's that they do it to EVERYONE. Not just targeted criminals.






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