from the wired link in OP “It’s clear that he attempted to go places that he was not authorized to go, which should raise questions for everyone,”
Yeah, it does raise questions for me: is this fog computing...enticing information as bait to bring the hammer down on "leakers" aka whislteblowers? They doing a fast and furious ... information walking?
Check this out.. [link to www.wired.com
High Tech War on Leaks
[link to www.nytimes.com
"That evidence was first introduced in the case of Jewel v. NSA, brought by the Electronic Frontier Foundation last year. In that case, a former AT&T telecommunications technician named Mark Klein submitted a sworn declaration describing how AT&T routed copies of Internet traffic to a secret room in San Francisco controlled by the NSA. Only employees cleared by the NSA were allowed to enter the room. The government has likewise moved to dismiss that case on state secrets grounds. The matter is still pending in the same federal district court in California where the Shubert case is filed.
After Klein’s testimony became public, another whistleblower came forward, this time a former NSA Intelligence Analyst. In January, Russell Tice told Keith Olbermann on MSNBC that “the NSA had access to all Americans’ communications – faxes, phone calls, computer communications. They monitored all communications.”" ..... [link to washingtonindependent.com
Someone on the news was asking how is Snowden a whistleblower? I am beginning to wonder the same.