I had no idea how the Guardian editors would react to what I had. Nothing of this significance had ever been leaked from the NSA, not in all the six-decade history of the agency.
More important, neither did the source, and as far as he knew, only Laura and I were coming to Hong Kong. I had never seen a FISA court order before. Now I was about to bring them in to what I knew already would be a major explosive story. InRick Ardon and Susannah Carr celebrated a thirty-year anniversary as a news reading duo.
I had assumed that our anonymous source was in Maryland or northern Virginia. We spoke online that day for two hours. It was at that point that C. I sincerely hope that his interest in my machines was not construed by his government as treason, and that Mr.
I did not ask why he was in Hong Kong; I wanted to avoid appearing to be fishing for information. This document was another explanation from the source for why he had chosen to do what he did and what he expected to happen as a result, and it was similar in tone and content to the manifesto I had shown the Guardian editors.
Every day FedEx said the same thing—that the package was being held in customs, for reasons unknown. I felt a kinship with our correspondent, with his worldview, and with the sense of urgency that was clearly consuming him.
How do you document the actions of an agency so completely shrouded in multiple layers of official secrecy? But she also told me about a brewing problem.
Indeed, from the start I decided I would let him take the lead. The officials insisted they were unable to answer because they did not and could not maintain such data: It also contained proof that the NSA had been collecting telephone and email data about millions of Americans every day.
Now Laura began to talk.
The lesson for me was clear: I read it but did not reply. The ruling I read on the plane to Hong Kong was amazing for several reasons.
But this document had facts the others did not. The other striking facet of the archive was the extent of government lying it revealed, evidence of which the source had prominently flagged. They would only come to me from the source, she told me, not from her. That had happened very few times in the previous nine months, only once or twice, which meant that I had had very little interaction with the Guardian editors.
He was replaced by former Nine News Perth weather presenter Natalia Cooperwho began her new role during September And the person I had spent hours chatting with over the last two days had many, many more to give me.
He was unwilling to tell me anything specific about what he had, or even who he was and where he worked, unless I installed encryption. The show - which will feature songs from Bluefinger alongside compositions by Brood himself - is set to run from Nov 12 to Dec 18 at the DiverseWorks Artspace in Houston, Texas.
Had Petraeus encrypted his messages before handing them over to Gmail or storing them in his drafts folder, he wrote, investigators would not have been able to read them.
Laura had given me a five-minute tutorial on the secure computer system in the car and said she intended to sleep on the plane. I knew from the emails Laura had shown me that he felt compelled to tell the world about the massive spying apparatus the US government was secretly building. This meant involving the Guardian, the newspaper and online news website that I had joined as a daily columnist only nine months earlier.
But as the plane landed in Hong Kong, I knew two things for certain. Frank and Violet are currently putting finishing touches to Let The People Speak, a new album set for release early in the new year. Over the past seven years, I had been driven by the same conviction, writing almost on a daily basis about the dangerous trends in US state secrecy, radical executive power theories, detention and surveillance abuses, militarism, and the assault on civil liberties.
I now had a couple dozen such items in my possession. Herb Grosch reports that Soviet astronomers continued to pay occasional visits to Watson Lab after the War, e. Numerov, corresponded with me several years ago concerning this very problem [machine construction of astronomical tables for navigation].
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