Whoah! The NSA entrusted its deepest secrets to THIS guy?
Edward Snowden is a 29-year-old high school dropout who trained for the Army Special Forces before an injury forced him to leave the military, His IT credentials are apparently limited to a few “computer” classes he took at a community college in order to get his high school equivalency degree—courses that he did not complete, reports Slate. His first job at the NSA was as a security guard. He moved up the ranks of the United States’ national security infrastructure: The CIA gave him a job in IT security. He was given diplomatic cover in Geneva. He was hired by Booz Allen Hamilton, the government contractor, which paid him $200,000 a year to work on the NSA’s computer systems, Slate reports. The NSA trusted its most sensitive documents to this guy? And now, after it has just proven itself so inept at handling its own information, the agency still wants us to believe that it can securely hold on to all of our data? Read more. [Thanks: BJS]