Snowden Took Booz Allen Job With Intent To Expose NSA


wow…. Still curious how the media started reporting him as a sys admin and now In the LA Times say he was a lowly analyst. Until my journo friends understand the difference they will keep screwing up important details of any story that is a little bit technical. #journofail

TechCrunch

Surveillance whistleblower and current Carmen San Diego impersonator Edward Snowden was a man on a mission: according to his latest interview, he took a private contractor position with the intent of exposing the National Security Agency. “My position with Booz Allen Hamilton granted me access to lists of machines all over the world the NSA hacked,” he told The South China Morning Post on June 12. “That is why I accepted that position about three months ago.”

Snowden is often portrayed as a kind of accidental hero who felt compelled to take on the NSA after becoming fed up with its intelligence-gathering practices. It appears, at some point, he became far more calculating. In January, four months before arriving in Hong Kong, he had contacted documentarian Laura Poitras “claiming to have information about the intelligence community.”

The NSA has come under fire for letting someone without a college degree…

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