Technically, dictators didn't really care that much in the past either way. They do ignore criticism in all case.
I think the idea is to have your own on-demand cloud and server, ie for internal customers in big company.
I see more someone saying "OMG NSA is so stupid" rather than someone trying to tarnish Snowden reputation.
PL/I -- "the fatal disease" -- belongs more to the problem set than to the solution set. -- Edsger W. Dijkstra, SIGPLAN Notices, Volume 17, Number 5