Obama said he would not be scrambling jets to get a, "twenty-nine year-old hacker". Technically, Snowden is NOT a, "hacker", as he used no hacking skills to acquire the information he brought forward. It was all gained within his range of office skills and duties.
Snowden was NOT a, "leaker", as defined by someone who divulges info for their personal gain, or the deliberate harm of others, as best I understand it.
Being a whistle-blower, however, usually involves great personal risk, and promises little-to-no gain for those conscientious souls who bring to public light, information that threatens harms to all of us.
I believe what he promised would not be done to a, "hacker", in lawyer speak; implies that it's open-season on this twenty-nine year-old whistle-blower in his guise of national security, eh?
Find out just what any people will quietly submit to and you have the exact measure of the injustice and wrong which will be imposed on them. - Frederick Douglass
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