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Snowden to Brazil?

posted by Jason Kottke   Dec 17, 2013

These programs were never about terrorism: they’re about economic spying, social control and diplomatic manipulation. They’re about power.

In an open letter to Brazil, Edward Snowden appears to request asylum and offers to assist that country’s investigations into U.S. spying. Here’s the full text of Snowden’s letter.

An NSA coworker remembers Snowden:

NSA is full of smart people, but anybody who sat in a meeting with Ed will tell you he was in a class of his own…I’ve never seen anything like it.

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