Snowden paranoia

A recent exchange on the tor-talk mailing list about conspiracy theories elicited this gem from “Ted Smith” (obviously a Bob Heinlein fan).

“One of the more Gibsonesque theories I’ve heard is that Snowden is a CIA operative working to destabilize the NSA’s surveillance system on behalf of the CIA and other elite that feel too watched by it in the wake of the Petraeus scandal.”

That is too beautiful for words. And it is so clearly bonkers that millions will probably believe it.

The internet is truly a wonderful, and disturbing, place.

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