Edward Snowden is trying to make sure he stays alive
If anything happens to Snowden, the full archive of NSA documents that he managed to get his hands on will be published.According to Glenn Greenwald, one of the reporters who has revealed the NSA surveillance programs, Edward Snowden has put up some precautions in case the U.S. government puts a hit on him and anything happens to him, RT reports.
“Snowden has taken extreme precautions to make sure many different people around the world have these archives to insure the stories will inevitably be published,” Greenwald said.
However, the files are highly encrypted and the passwords for each of them have not yet been distributed.
“If anything happens at all to Edward Snowden, he told me he has arranged for them to get access to the full archives,” Greenwald said.
It is already known that Snowden shared a bunch of documents with Greenwald himself, most of which are newsworthy and would probably displease the U.S. authorities. Furthermore, from the 41 slides one of the documents has regarding PRISM, only about 5 slides have been published so far.
The information comes in the middle of an international manhunt for the NSA whistleblower, who has requested asylum in Ecuador.