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Old 06-11-2013, 10:17 AM   #13
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These were legally authorized programs; in the case of Verizon Businessís phone records, Snowden certainly knew this, because he leaked the very court order that approved the continuation of the project. So he wasnít blowing the whistle on anything illegal; he was exposing something that failed to meet his own standards of propriety. The question, of course, is whether the government can function when all of its employees (and contractors) can take it upon themselves to sabotage the programs they donít like. Thatís what Snowden has done.
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