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    Snowden Wrote Hundreds of Comments Online

    HONG KONG - 2013: In this handout photo provided by The Guardian, Edward Snowden speaks during an interview in Hong Kong. Snowden, a 29-year-old former technical assistant for the CIA, revealed details of top-secret surveillance conducted by the United States' National Security Agency regarding telecom data.  (Photo by The Guardian via Getty Images)


    Someone appearing to be NSA leaker Edward Snowden wrote hundreds of comments to ArsTechnica, a tech culture site. It was believed Snowden didn't have much of an online presence, but BuzzFeed has compiled his most interesting posts from the past ten years, including a question posted on May 21, 2012, asking how to create a program that would automatically wipe a computer if its owner didn't log back in. Previously, as an 18-year-old, Snowden was a web editor at a friend's anime company website, where he wrote of his video game prowess and popularity with the opposite sex.

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