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IEET Readers Want Obama to Grant Edward Snowden Amnesty

February 16, 2014

We asked “Should the Obama administration grant amnesty to Edward Snowden?”  Of the 144 of you who answered the vast majority (83%) were for the Obama administration granting Edward Snowden amnesty on the grounds that his actions were “legitimate whistle-blowing on government crimes.”

Seventeen percent gave more intelligence-gathering friendly answers that amnesty who be prudent to reduce the harms of Snowden’s leaks, or that amnesty for leakers is simply unacceptable.


Our poll this week is on whether artificial general intelligence or human brain uploads are more dangerous to human beings.


Contact: Executive Director, Dr. James J. Hughes,
IEET, 35 Harbor Point Blvd, #404, Boston, MA 02125-3242 USA
phone: 860-428-1837