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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)

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    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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