"Dear NSA, let me take care of your slides," writes Emiland, in a redesigned version of the Prism leak. "Do whatever with my data. But not with my eyes. Those slides are hideous."
Related: What's in the missing slides? Hacker and journalist Kevin Poulsen at Wired News explores what's missing from Snowden's PowerPoint deck. There are 41 slides, but the Guardian and the Washington Post would only publish 5 of them.
Even Greenwald, who urged me rather strongly in 2010 to publish Bradley Manning's personal chats, is taking a more conservative view of the NSA's PowerPoint. "I'm not going to discuss our legal advice with you," Greenwald wrote on Twitter, "but we're not publishing NSA tech methods." To us geeks, the tech methods, of course, are the most interesting part. Snowden evidently wanted the entire presentation published, at least at one point in his discussions with the Post's Gellman. On May 24, "Snowden asked for a guarantee that the Washington Post would publish — within 72 hours — the full text of [the] PowerPoint presentation," Gellman wrote Sunday, in a fascinating account of his interactions with the whistleblower. "I told him we would not make any guarantee about what we published or when."
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