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Edward Snowden: Racy photos often shared at NSA

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Monday, July 21, 2014

NYT: The former National Security Agency contractor said in an interview that members of the U.S. military working at the spy agency sometimes shared the sexually explicit photos they intercepted.

In the interview, Mr. Snowden said that some of the American military personnel working on agency programs were between the ages of 18 and 22 and did not always respect the privacy of those whose communications were intercepted.

Mr. Snowden said that type of sharing occurred once every couple of months and was “seen as the fringe benefits of surveillance positions.” He said that this was never reported and that the system for auditing surveillance programs was “incredibly weak.”

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