Journalist: Leaker still has 'nightmare' info
BUENOS AIRES — Fugitive Edward Snowden controls dangerous information that could become the United States' “worst nightmare” if revealed, a journalist familiar with the data said in a newspaper interview published Saturday.
Glenn Greenwald, the Guardian columnist who worked with Snowden to first publish the leaked documents, said that the U.S. government should be careful in its pursuit of the former computer analyst.
“Snowden has enough information to cause more harm to the U.S. government in a single minute than any other person has ever had,” Greenwald told the Argentinian daily La Nacion.
“The U.S. government should be on its knees every day begging that nothing happen to Snowden, because if something does happen to him, all the information will be revealed and it could be its worst nightmare,” he said.
Greenwald, who lives in Rio de Janeiro, said that documents Snowden has tucked away in different parts of the world detail which U.S. spy programs capture transmissions in Latin America and how they work.
“One way of intercepting communications is through a telephone company in the United States that has contracts with telecommunications companies in most Latin American countries,” Greenwald said, without specifying which company.
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