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The NSA Trained Edward Snowden To Be An Elite Hacker

An illustration picture shows a projection of binary code around the shadow of a man holding a laptop computer in an office in Warsaw June 24, 2013.
In 2010 the National Security Agency (NSA) taught Edward Snowden how to turn the world's largest spy agency inside out.

Snowden, t hrough a NSA course that trains security professionals to think like hackers, acquired the skills he needed to quietly slip into NSA computer systems and gather the highly classified surveillance documents he leaked last month, Christopher Drew and Scott Shane of the New York Times report.

Snowden told the South China Morning Post that he took he got a job as an “infrastructure analyst” at Booz Allen to get "access to lists of machines all over the world the NSA hacked."


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The people

and groups that own and run the mainstream media are expert liars. If they aren't lying, they're completely fabricating whatever they need to support the narrative they're trying to implement.

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Oh, what nonsense. "Good"

Oh, what nonsense. "Good" hackers get a reputation in the hacker community and that community includes Intelligence. I have a suspicion Snowden was already known before he was hired.

As evidenced by the powerpoint slides he managed to get

It takes a skilled individual to get into levels so deep that they store their MSOffice 2005 powerpoints.
I'm logging off.
The "supercongress" is going to kill us all!!! Remember that.

"It turns out Snowden was kind of a badass"

The Times report provides new meaning to President Obama's statement that he is “not going to be scrambling jets to get a 29-year-old hacker,” which was initially interpreted as an effort to downplay Snowden.

It turns out Snowden was kind of a badass, and the NSA is largely responsible for that.

Thanks for sharing.

This is just hogwash from government sources.

That want us to think him a bad ass. It works better if they can demonize him, then kill him.

It's still murder by a criminal gang. Their call letters don't give them licence to ignore Mosaic Law.

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