Snowden: ‘NSA employees frequently watch naked subjects, pass photos to co-workers’

By Shepard Ambellas

In a world with no privacy, what more could you expect?

(Photo: Trevor Paglen/Wikimedia Commons)
(Photo: Trevor Paglen/Wikimedia Commons)

MOSCOW (INTELLIHUB) — In a 17-minute interview with the London Guardian, NSA whistleblower Edward Snowden revealed the fringe benefits of working surveillance detail for the NSA.

Shockingly, Snowden maintains that it’s typical for workers within the NSA to pass around nude photos of subjects under surveillance.

In fact, the publication ARS Technica reported Snowden’s exact words from the Guardian interview, documenting the schoolroom fun that NSA employees indulge in:

“So what do they do? They turn around in their chair and show their co-worker. The co-worker says: ‘Hey that’s great. Send that to Bill down the way.’ And then Bill sends it to George and George sends it to Tom. And sooner or later this person’s whole life has been seen by all of these other people. It’s never reported. Nobody ever knows about it because the auditing of these systems is incredibly weak. The fact that your private images, records of your private lives, records of your intimate moments have been taken from your private communications stream from the intended recipient and given to the government without any specific authorization without any specific need is itself a violation of your rights. Why is that in a government database?”

However, an agency spokeswoman said the NSA has “zero tolerance” for such behavior and questions Snowden’s allegations.

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Shepard Ambellas is the founder and editor-in-chief of Intellihub News and the maker of SHADE the Motion Picture. You can also find him on Twitter and Facebook. Shepard also appears on the Travel Channel series America Declassified.

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