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Sun Jun 23, 2013, 03:46 PM

13. An attempt at a balanced appraisal

What he and the government reaction have revealed was:

1. The NSA has captured more information than it is mandated to

2. The CIA has been engaged in computer-based espionage on allied countries

3. When the NSA captures information it wasn't supposed to, in some situations it is legally allowed to keep it

3 was probably the big bombshell (though 2 is obviously irritating to our allies). The problem is he also seems to have said some stuff that is pretty clearly not true ("the NSA captures all internet traffic in real time and saves it" and "I could have read the President's email if I wanted to" and it's not always easy to parse out the real from the unreal in what he said.

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