Snowden Used Coworker’s Password

    A picture of Edward Snowden, a contractor at the National Security Agency (NSA), is seen on a computer screen displaying a page of a Chinese news website, in Beijing in this June 13, 2013 photo illustration. China's Foreign Ministry offered no details on Thursday on Snowden, the NSA contractor who revealed the U.S. government's top-secret monitoring of phone and Internet data and who is in hiding in Hong Kong. The Chinese characters of the title read: "PRISM program whistleblower Snowden being interviewed in Hong Kong". REUTERS/Jason Lee (CHINA - Tags: POLITICS BUSINESS TELECOMS SCIENCE TECHNOLOGY) - RTX10LX1

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    According to a new memo from the National Security Agency, Edward Snowden greatly expanded his access to secret documents by capturing the password of a coworker when the individual logged on to Snowden’s computer terminal. And while it appears the employee was unaware of Snowden’s intent, the person has resigned after his security clearance was stripped. Two others, a member of the military and a contractor, have been “implicated” by Snowden’s actions and had their access revoked.

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