“I have an iPhone, and eventually I will have an iPhone X. Not because I like products or I thirst for innovation; it’s because all of my tech, including work and home computers, are Apple products, so why may make things more difficult than they have to be? And everyone knows that old iPhones break when the new ones drop. (I can’t prove it, but ask your friends, they’ll tell you.) So I know the iPhone X is in my future, but I can’t get excited about it.” MORE
His identity is being revealed at his request, the paper reported Sunday on its website.
He is a former technical assistant for the CIA and has been working at the NSA for the past four years as an employee of various outside contractors, the paper reported.
On Wednesday, the Guardian disclosed a secret order from a U.S. intelligence court that required Verizon Business Network Services to give telephone records detailing the time, location and telephone numbers involved in domestic calls from April 25 to July 19.
Thursday, the Washington Post and the Guardian disclosed the existence of PRISM, reporting that the program allows NSA analysts to extract details of customer activities — including “audio and video chats, photographs, e-mails, documents” and other materials — from computers at Microsoft, Google, Apple and other Internet firms.
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