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Sources: Snowden downloaded enough material to fuel two more years of news stories

A woman holds a portrait of former U.S. spy agency contractor Edward Snowden in front of her face as she stands in front of the U.S. embassy during a protest in Berlin, in this file photo from July 4, 2013.
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U.S. officials and other sources said only a small proportion of the classified material Snowden downloaded during stints as a contract systems administrator for NSA has been made public. Some Obama Administration officials have said privately that Snowden downloaded enough material to fuel two more years of news stories.
"The worst is yet to come," said one former U.S. official who follows the investigation closely.

Spies worry over "doomsday" cache stashed by ex-NSA contractor Snowden

By Mark Hosenball

WASHINGTON Mon Nov 25, 2013 3:58pm EST
(Reuters) - British and U.S. intelligence officials say they are worried about a "doomsday" cache of highly classified, heavily encrypted material they believe former National Security Agency contractor Edward Snowden has stored on a data cloud.

The cache contains documents generated by the NSA and other agencies and includes names of U.S. and allied intelligence personnel, seven current and former U.S. officials and other sources briefed on the matter said.

The data is protected with sophisticated encryption, and multiple passwords are needed to open it, said two of the sources, who like the others spoke on condition of anonymity to discuss intelligence matters.

The passwords are in the possession of at least three different people and are valid for only a brief time window each day, they said. The identities of persons who might have the passwords are unknown.

Spokespeople for both NSA and the U.S. Office of the Director of National Intelligence declined to comment.

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If it's being sold by the media as 2 years

It's 10+ years for sure.

Can't find a link

but I read an article saying that at the rate Greenwald has been releasing documents, there is enough material to keep the whistle-blowing going for over 40 years.

If I find the link I will post it.

WOW Two more years of stories?!!!

Globala MSM must be LOVING Snowden.. THANK YOU SNOWDEN for two more yewars of revealing what every American who ever knew anyone in the war on drugs went through..

No time line on justice.. but hey.. two more years of stories..

(( Granger ))

Please do not repeat this because I will deny it:

Considering this revelation and your previous posts regarding this subject makes me ponder if this is a way to further desensitize the American people.

Had I possessed that information I would have released it all at once. Just in case.

I repeat, do not repeat.

"What if the American people learn the truth" - Ron Paul

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Its not about quantity.

Its about quality!

It must be some serious shiite!

So much so, that the American GESTAPO chose to FORCEFULLY down a plane carrying the President of Bolivia and ILLEGALLY search it looking for Edward so they could put him in a cage next to Bradley Manning.

Its about quality.

its 'cos I owe ya, my young friend...
Rockin' the FREE world in Tennessee since 1957!
9/11 Truth.

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Immoral funding of Military Industrial Complex by Federal Reserve and US taxation system must stop!!!! End illegal/unconstitutional wars! Preserve US currency!

Yet so far nothing and nobody seems to care

I have said it since the beginning; this whole Snowden thing is a joke. I just can't believe it works.

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Exposing the spy apparatus used against Americans is a joke?

I don't follow that line of reasoning.

its 'cos I owe ya, my young friend...
Rockin' the FREE world in Tennessee since 1957!
9/11 Truth.

why not drop another big story now, before thanksgiving?

Seems to be no big news for families to talk about over thanksgiving...
Other than obamacare, the nuke generals being purged/ south carolina, micharl hastings, seal team 6 being exterminated, the reasons behind syria, libya gold and hillary, jfk assassination propoganda...
What else am I forgetting,? you know i dont want to skimp on being thankful...

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What is the benefit to slowly

What is the benefit to slowly releasing the stories over a period of years?

It is either A. to make sure each round of stories becomes a headline or B. to incrementally acclimate people to the surveillance society that has been built and is in place, I mean if you told them all the details at once they might get angry enough to do something.