they are now reporting that there is no record of a US citizen with that name
At the risk of feeding a troll, being wooshed, or having the black helicopters come find me, I have some middle school yearbooks which say otherwise.
If the media really is reporting that Edward Snowden is a made up person, please, provide a citation.
I blame some sort of PRISM intercept for that *woosh* ending up in the wrong place.
Ah, the good ol' woosh-in-the-middle attack!
Another problem that should be identified is that the people understanding technology are libertarian aspies unwilling to compromise. "No we have to have absolute freedom, we can never give up _anything_. Fuck you we'll move our servers to Sealand nenene try to stop me trololol".
By taking this immature all-or-nothing stance, we are rapidly approaching the latter.
Don't take this the wrong way, I'm all for EFF et al's campaigning. It is just that we, as a group have way to few vocal moderates.
Most public domain software is free, at least at first glance.