Snowden: "I think a person should be able to [...] send an e-mail without worrying what it will look like on their permanent record."
NSA whistle-blower Edward Snowden held a public Web chat on Thursday during which he answered questions sent in from hundreds of curious citizens via Twitter. This was Snowden's first live chat since June of last year, and during the broadcast viewers became privy to some of the outspoken leaker's opinions, especially that of the NSA and their previous actions.
"I was aware that the BSA offers a financial payment but I never expected this much money," the whistleblower, only identified as a Microsoft certified IT Professional, was quoted as saying by the BSA. "This is definitely an extra motivation for other people like me, already frustrated by a management that thinks that they can get more with less."
This news comes on the heels of BSA's revelation that it settled with more than 1,000 companies in the first six months of 2010. It further said that these “settlements” helped it recoup £6.5 million in damages and licensing fees.