Reply to post: Re: Sir Runcible Loon Re: I'd like to see a trial.

Want Edward Snowden pardoned? You're in the minority, say pollsters

Matt Bryant Silver badge
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Re: Sir Runcible Loon Re: I'd like to see a trial.

"....Didn't he make the information available to journalists who did that all on their own?" Yes and no. The sharing of such data with unauthorised individuals is the illegal act, whether they are journos or not. Snowjob himself is also alleged to have gained access to some of the data by fooling others into giving him their passwords, which implies he was also not authorised to have the data in the first place, which would seem an act of espionage. He also lost his claim to not having said anything to anyone except journos when he started doing video links to the whacktivist conventions and discussing his "revelations".

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