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Greenwald: Snowden’s Files Are Out There if ‘Anything Happens’ to Him

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Eli Lake 
The Daily Beast [1]
June 26, 2013

As the U.S. government presses Moscow to extradite former National Security Agency contractor Edward Snowden, America’s most wanted leaker has a plan B. The former NSA systems administrator has already given encoded files containing an archive of the secrets he lifted from his old employer to several people. If anything happens to Snowden, the files will be unlocked.

Glenn Greenwald, the Guardian journalist who Snowden first contacted in February, told The Daily Beast on Tuesday that 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 added that the people in possession of these files “cannot access them yet because they are highly encrypted and they do not have the passwords.” But, Greenwald said, “if anything happens at all to Edward Snowden, he told me he has arranged for them to get access to the full archives.”

The fact that Snowden has made digital copies of the documents he accessed while working at the NSA poses a new challenge to the U.S. intelligence community that has scrambled in recent days to recover them and assess the full damage of the breach. Even if U.S. authorities catch up with Snowden and the four classified laptops the Guardian reported he brought with him to Hong Kong [2] the secrets Snowden hopes to expose will still likely be published.

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[1] The Daily Beast: http://www.thedailybeast.com/articles/2013/06/25/greenwald-snowden-s-files-are-out-there-if-anything-happens-to-him.html

[2] Hong Kong: http://www.guardian.co.uk/world/2013/jun/11/edward-snowden-nsa-whistleblower-profile

[3] Greenwald: No Surprise Snowden is Being Demonized: http://www.prisonplanet.com/greenwald-no-surprise-snowden-is-being-demonized.html

[4] It Is Now Abundantly Clear Why Edward Snowden Is The US Government’s ‘Worst Nightmare’: http://www.prisonplanet.com/it-is-now-abundantly-clear-why-edward-snowden-is-the-us-governments-worst-nightmare.html

[5] ‘Snowden won’t disclose more docs, I have thousands’ – Greenwald: http://www.prisonplanet.com/snowden-wont-disclose-more-docs-i-have-thousands-greenwald.html

[6] Greenwald claims up to 20,000 Snowden documents are in his possession: http://www.prisonplanet.com/greenwald-claims-up-to-20000-snowden-documents-are-in-his-possession.html

[7] Glenn Greenwald: Even Low Level NSA Analysts Can Spy On Phone Calls And Emails: http://www.prisonplanet.com/glenn-greenwald-even-low-level-nsa-analysts-can-spy-on-phone-calls-and-emails.html

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