Wednesday, July 23, 2014

Snowden reveal nude show in NSA

Edward Snowden, a whistleblower belonged to the National Security Agency (NSA), told that employees in NSA often watched private photos of citizens which were obtained during their spying activity. According to him, they sometimes investigated their own lovers or other persons with monitoring tools for official use only to meet their curiosity. The photos which they watched included private nude ones.

ARS TECHNICA: Snowden: NSA employees routinely pass around intercepted nude photos

It is a scandalous report, which is likely to bring a controversy. Everyone would feel distressed if they suspect to be peeped by someone else. Knowing that the person is an official, the feeling would change to anger.

Actually, it is impossible to expect the complete sincerity of all persons. Human like to look out a secret. For example, there are occasions that a VIP enter the hospital. In this case, not a few employees have a desire to see the medical records of the VIP, whether or not they intend to use the information for a criminal purpose. In the hospital that I belong to, the administrator locks the access to the medical records to prohibit anyone else than who are concerned for the treatment to watch the records in such cases. I was a little surprised to know that the NSA had no solution to avoid such an illegal use of interception.

By the way, I wonder why Snowden told this story now. This is an annoying fact, but not so much important, compared with other things which were discussed before. Snowden may struggle to create a sensation again.

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