Headline, March 20 2021/ ''' '' SNOWDEN'S WONDERLAND SNAPSHOTS '' '''


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THE : WORLD STUDENTS SOCIETY'S WONDER : Sam Daily Times " The Voice Of The Voiceless '', so begins with a most loving and respectful dedication for all The Heroic Global Founder Framers,-

All the Grandparents, Parents, Students, Professors and Teachers of the world, as they all stand empowered with the greatness of !WOW!. The World Students Society is the exclusive, eternal, - in every entirety and dimension, the ownership of every students in the world.

PATRIOTISM can be a very peculiar thing that only a mind as sublimely subtle - and damn comical - as that of Lewis Carrol might be equipped to reason out. Case in point : renowned whistleblower Edward Snowden resides in exile for disclosing to fellow US citizens massive state surveillance crimes committed against them.

A few months ago, Snowden also had all royalties to his autobiographical book Permanent PERMANENT RECORD seized because he failed to submit it for clearance to the very agencies whose gross misdeeds he was exposing. All this illogicality is understandable if you look at it in just the right way.

If we were state security czars who routinely violated our oaths to the constitution, we too likely would conceal the it in the name of national security, which absolves everything.

As a geeky teen, he hacked into the Los Alamos weapons lab and then alerted the lab to the vulnerability. At 22, he ''didn't have any politics'', just a sense of the Internet as a wild new frontier.

The intelligence service where public and private entities now emerged, hired the techie just as it transitioned from ''targeted surveillance of individuals to mass surveillance of entire populations.''

A contractor for the CIA at first, Snowden eventually worked for the National Security Agency [NSA] where he abetted ''the agency's ultimate dream which is permanency - to store all the files it has ever collected or produced in perpetuity and create a perfect memory. The permanent record''.

A post 9/11 programme under George W. Bush urged the NSA to collect data without restriction but was outed. The ensuing reforms, Snowden found were mere ruses to re-enable the programmes so that any NSA spook could ''instantly track everybody with a phone or computer-

Know who they are, where they are, what they were doing with whom, and what they had ever done in the past''.

Snowden foresaw the rise of Robocop world where ''if you ever got of line we'll use your private life against you.

What Snowden beheld in the next few years was a ''cynical attempt to turn terror into a permanent danger that required permanent vigilance enforced by unquestionable authority''.

In this loco Alice in Wonderland atmosphere, the NSA defended itself against a civil liberties lawsuit on the grounds that no one could not prove that the agency snooped on their clients.

The court obligingly only recognised evidence the government permitted, not leaked documents, which were classified and so inadmissible.

The intelligence community existed above the law. GCHQ, the NSA's UK counterpart, deployed a programme that captured a snapshot every five minutes of everyone chatting on Yahoo. Another US programme XKEYSCORE could burglarise computer records and leave no trace.

How to rein it all in? Snowden opted against WikiLeaks because it resorted to data dumps, without careful contextualising. Turning to certain press illuminaries, ''I would be aiding and abetting an act of journalism'', which is indistinguishable in these nerve wracking days from treason.

The US Espionage Act forbids any chance of defence since it disregards changes in law caused by Snowden or the beneficial civic effect of public debate following his actions.

Despite the US Fourth Amendment protecting against unreasonable searches and seizures, ''you surrender your privacy rights in the very act of using modern technologies.''

Marooned in Moscow in 2013 after his passport was revoked while he was enroute to Ecuador, Snowden now expresses more faith in encrypted smartphones than in legislative safeguards, though he views the 2016 EU General Data Protection Regulation as a step in the right privacy-protecting direction.

He awaits an unlikely outbreak of logic and reason. Though getting a helping hand via Julian Assange at a crucial moment, Snowden disapprovingly referred to Assange's ''feral opposition to central power'', which indicates not even he is totally immune to government smear campaigns.

The Honor and Serving of the Latest Global Operational Research on The World, Past, Liberties, and Democracy, continues. The World Students Society thanks authors Kurt Jacobsen and Sayeed Hasan Khan.

With respectful dedication to Mankind, Students, Professors and Teachers of the world. See Ya all prepare and register for Great Global Elections on The World Students Society : wssciw.blogspot.com  and Twitter - !E-WOW! - The Ecosystem 2011 :

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SAM Daily Times - the Voice of the Voiceless


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