Published time: August 01, 2013 02:52
General Keith Alexander, director of the National Security Agency (Reuters / Steve Marcus)
Alexander claimed that the surveillance methods, disclosed by former NSA contractor Edward Snowden, have been mischaracterized by the media and are subject to rigorous government oversight. He was approximately 30 minutes into his speech when an audience member, later revealed to be 30-year-old security consultant Jon McCoy, shouted “Freedom!”
“Exactly,” Alexander replied from the stage. “We stand for freedom.”
“Bullshit!” McCoy said.
“Not bad,” the NSA director retorted. “But I think what you’re saying is that in these cases, what’s the distinction, where’s the…
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