Meeting Snowden in Princeton

Mirimir mirimir at
Sun May 3 17:36:12 PDT 2015

On 05/03/2015 04:58 PM, Juan wrote:
> On Sat, 02 May 2015 21:14:35 -0600
> Mirimir <mirimir at> wrote:
>> I won't quote much, but I can't resist sharing this: "And it’s a
>> matter of record that Ed [Snowden] trusted his life to Tor, because
>> he saw from the other side that it worked."
> 	Huh? 'trusted his life', how? It's a matter of record that you
> 	are quoting a guy making a baseless assertion in some random
> 	blog. 

He initially reached out to Glenn and Laura via Tor (Tails, as I recall
reading). If the NSA has totally pwned Tor, they would arguably have
detected that. We know that they focus on encrypted stuff, and one would
hope that they monitor their staff and consultants.

But then, maybe it's all bullshit. I certainly have no inside info.

>> I wonder what the haters say to that. Actually, I know: "He's a double
>> agent, and it's all a con." Amirite?
> 	Snowden keeps sounding like an american nationalist. That's a
> big red flag. 

He's clearly an American nationalist. He's said repeatedly that he
released stuff through reporters, rather than directly, in order to
reduce the risk of hurting US interests. Is that a "red flag"? I would
have rather seen it all, but de gustibus non est disputandem ;)

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