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Edward Snowden had a 'crypto party' before he blew his NSA whistle

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Months before Edward Snowden publicized classified NSA documents, he taught a handful of people at the back of a Hawaiian furniture store how to protect their online privacy. Over at Wired, Kevin Poulsen writes about Snowden's "crypto party," which he organized with help from activist Asher Wolf and Runa Sandvik, a former developer for the web anonymity network Tor. Neither had an inkling as to who Snowden really was or what he would soon accomplish. It was only much later that they would learn his real identity. "That was a huge risk for him to teach a crypto party while he was working for the NSA. I’m glad he did. What a fucking legend," Wolf tells Poulsen.