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Edward Snowden Receives Whistleblowing Award
by Karl Bode 02:37PM Wednesday Sep 04 2013
Whether it's the ocean of new data he revealed on the NSA's domestic surveillance programs, or the way his leaks have helped some outlets suddenly find the coverage to cover similar leaks, there's no doubt that what Edward Snowden dramatically expanded the conversations we're having about privacy in the digital age.

As such, it's unsurprising to see that Snowden received Germany's 2013 whistleblower award last weekend. Since Snowden obviously couldn't be in attendance, his acceptance speech was delivered by security researcher, hacker and activist Jacob Applebaum, and is embedded below.

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CaptainRR
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Like I always said

They should have given him a medal from the start!
I fixed it my bad.
afro561

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Re: Like I always said

Excellent idea. Maybe he could draft a sword with this metal?

rit56

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ES

no more war for oil. Syria, Iran... no more war. off topic? I don't care.

CaptainRR
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Not off topic can't afford a new war the NSA and DEA spent the money already.

Tychicus
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This guy is a true patriot. Just like our founding fathers putting it all on the line for Liberty.
And our worthless plastic potus spouting on and on add nausea about transparency and justice.
We need more like Edward Snowden to start blowing the whistle and maybe we can remodel Alcatraz for the bunch of traitors in our government maybe a new Siberia in Alaska for our dirty little commies
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njrichie

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Putting what out for Liberty? He ran away! This is a patriot?? Patriots stand and fight, they don't run away.

rit56

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Nah he did the Patriotic thing and ran so he can continue to release information. He would have been locked away, silenced and he will never receive a fair trial.

njrichie

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Wow, Americans would not give him a fair trial in Federal Court. Do you hear what your saying?? American jurors would not be fair, that includes you too then. It sounds like you admit he is guilty and he did run away to avoid punishment.
openbox9
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So he couldn't have leaked everything at once and then stood his ground

meeeeeeeeee

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said by njrichie:

Putting what out for Liberty? He ran away! This is a patriot?? Patriots stand and fight, they don't run away.

Many patriots all over the world have been forced into temporary exile to avoid death and persecution. He's not the first nor will he be the last to put his own comfortable life on hold to fight an unjust government.
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"when the people have suffered many abuses under the control of a totalitarian leader, they not only have the right but the duty to overthrow that government." - The U.S. Declaration of Independence

njrichie

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He is comfortable and a coward. Every day people put there own life on the line and stand up in Federal Court for what they believe in! I guess you would run away too if faced with punishment. It's easy to say, he is a patriot when your own ass isn't the one going to be punished. And none of you would put your own ass on the line for what you believe.

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said by njrichie:

He is comfortable and a coward. Every day people put there own life on the line and stand up in Federal Court for what they believe in! I guess you would run away too if faced with punishment. It's easy to say, he is a patriot when your own ass isn't the one going to be punished. And none of you would put your own ass on the line for what you believe.

Being forced to flee one's own land to a foreign place where you don't even know the language although I'm sure is more comfortable than rotting in a federal prison, is not one's dreams of life, liberty and the pursuit of happiness.

The laws he would have been charged with are not written to determine whether what one did was right or wrong, or the moral thing to do, they are written to protect the current regime. Personally I would rather stand on the side of right than on the side of a corrupt government.

Your "expertise" into what people whose names you don't even know would do under ANY circumstances speaks volumes. It's quite amusing. Perhaps you should learn that you can't base how everyone would act by how YOU would act under a given circumstance.
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CXM_Splicer
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Of COURSE they do. Did the Tea Partiers of Boston go and turn them selves in to the British after their illegal act? No, they ran away and hid. So you would relegate them and their patriotic act to nothing but common criminals who destroyed the Queen's Tea. I am sure that's how the British saw them too.

Standing to face an overwhelmingly oppressive enemy has it's place but is certainly not a 'requirement' to define a patriotic act. There is no legitimate reason why Snowden should turn himself in.

meeeeeeeeee

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Well... get ready for one in Asia. Half our fleet is already there and they are forging deals with the Philippines to base more there. I think they're out to bite off a lot more than they can chew.

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Edward Snowden is a traitor.

Edward Snowden is a traitor. He signed the non disclosure just like may of us.
He gave intellectual secretes to our country's enemies. This will cost the lives of some of our sons and daughters some day.
Don't fool yourself in the belief that he did this in the name of Patriotism. He became a traitor for fame and money. Plain and simple.

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I'm not talking about the gov't tracking and data basing telco and internet. That info was released into the public years ago. We even had several threads about it here on BBR.
CXM_Splicer
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Re: Edward Snowden is a traitor.

Ummm, what enemies? The Guardian? That's who he gave the secrets to. The American people? That's who this information was being hidden from.If you agree with our government that WE are the enemy then I think it is you who are the traitor.
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said by voiplover:

He became a traitor for fame and money.

Money? Not sure how you get that.

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United Federal Empire

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»www.techdirt.com/articles/201309···nk.shtml

Edward Snowden is a whistleblower but that doesn't matter.
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DeadSurvivor
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Validity ...

Just Confirming What Everyone Knew ... Thriow Away The Constitution ... This Administration Has.