Notorious security campaigner Edward Snowden has given an interview about his times working for the NSA, claiming that employees enjoy poking through people's private files—and sharing their best finds with their colleagues.

Snowden explained that jock culture is alive and well in the macho ranks of the security world, pointing out that:

"During the course of their daily work they stumble upon something that is completely unrelated to their work in any sort of necessary sense. For example, an intimate nude photo of someone of in a sexually compromising situation, but they're extremely attractive. So what they do? They turn around in their chair and show their co-worker."

They're just like one of us. Only with access to everything in the world instead of just an old copy of Playboy. [Guardian via The Register]

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