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Snowden’s stint in isles stirs awareness of leaks

By Cynthia Oi

POSTED: 01:30 a.m. HST, Jun 13, 2013

~~<p>That the fellow who leaked details of now-not-so-secret government surveillance programs lived in Waipahu and worked downtown brought heightened attention in the islands to the revelations.</p>
<p>There are surely local people wondering if they had encountered Edward Snowden sometime in the past year or so, whether they&rsquo;d stood in the checkout line with him at Longs or foamed up a latte for the fresh-faced government contractor who fired a global bang when he made public information about programs that gather data about Americans and foreigners through phone records and Internet communications.</p>
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That the fellow who leaked details of now-not-so-secret government surveillance programs lived in Waipahu and worked downtown brought heightened attention in the islands to the revelations.

There are surely local people wondering if they had encountered Edward Snowden sometime in the past year or so, whether they’d stood in the checkout line with him at Longs or foamed up a latte for the fresh-faced government contractor who fired a global bang when he made public information about programs that gather data about Americans and foreigners through phone records and Internet communications. Login for more...



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