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Edward Snowden Is Tired of Being Bombarded By Suitors ( 225

cold fjord writes: The Mirror reports that Edward Snowden is experiencing some unexpected fallout from the notoriety he received from his activism for government transparency. It seems he has become something of a sex symbol and his female fans are sending him graphic nude pictures of themselves. He has found it necessary to dissuade them by reminding everyone that the FBI has a warrant for him (and probably monitor his communications so they will see the pics) and that he already has a girlfriend. No word yet on if this is having any effect.
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Edward Snowden Is Tired of Being Bombarded By Suitors

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  • by Etherwalk ( 681268 ) on Sunday January 24, 2016 @02:44PM (#51361833)

    "When I said I was a fan of transparency, I did not mean transparency of clothing!"

    • by Anonymous Coward on Sunday January 24, 2016 @02:56PM (#51361875)

      If he's such a fan of transparency then how 'bout sharing the pics with the rest of the world?

      • Sharing the pics with the rest of the world sounds like an excellent way to dissuade his suitors. Of course, if he did that odds are that the FBI would send him some (barely) underage pics to see if he'll share it.

    • by sumdumass ( 711423 ) on Sunday January 24, 2016 @03:13PM (#51361933) Journal

      I'm sort of wondering if this nude pictures problem isn't a trap.The US government just took over a kiddie porn site and ran it in order to trap visitors. So what is to stop them from sending 14 or 15 year old nudes that look a little older so they can tip some Russian officials off about child porn sitting on a computer that gets tracked down to Snowden. He then losses his sanctuary and gets swept up by the feds and is a positive notch in Obama's legacy (killed Bin Laden and captured Snowden )

      Of course Snowden is too smart for that and complains publicly that unrequested nudes are being sent that he doesn't want them. Now if it happens, its a setup that is obviously a setup beyond his control.

      • by Anonymous Coward on Sunday January 24, 2016 @03:27PM (#51361977)

        He then losses his sanctuary

        The correct mis-spelling is "looses".

        • by Bob_Who ( 926234 )

          He then losses his sanctuary

          The correct mis-spelling is "looses".

          Perhaps its just a typo. Perhaps we'd rather read the mistake than have to read that people cunt spell.

      • by PRMan ( 959735 )
        It will be interesting to see. People predicted EXACTLY what would happen to Julian Assange before it actually happened.
      • +1. Actually, I think pics of 17 year olds will do for child porn. And there are plenty of those that look much older.

      • by Agripa ( 139780 ) on Monday January 25, 2016 @12:03AM (#51363699)

        The US government would never do such an underhanded thing. Just ask Julian Assange.

      • And you think the Russians would give a damn about that?
        Make him look gay and you'll have a chance.
      • by TheCarp ( 96830 )

        I would bet dollars to donuts that some portion of them are traps. I would, in fact, bet that all of the following statements are each individually true:

        1. Some portion of them are spys trying to get close to him
        2. Some portion of them are gold diggers hoping to get spy agencies or media trolls to pay them
        3. Some portion are girls who are drunk political nerds showing appreciation
        4. Some portion who just want to troll him and may or may not be women or men themselves.

        All of them.

    • Re: (Score:2, Funny)

      by Anonymous Coward

      Snowden: The nude webcam women in your pop-up windows are not "fans"

  • The one in Hawaii? A Russian wench?

  • by Anonymous Coward on Sunday January 24, 2016 @02:56PM (#51361873)

    Snowden's no fool. You get a few genuine groupies, but as many are probably trying to catch the guy out. See also Julian.

  • Idiot, just leak the pictures.
    • That was my thought. Set up a domain, such as, post all of the overly-graphic pictures and make sure it's easy to find. Don't add contact info, but don't remove any that's already part of the image. What the women have to do to get them removed, assuming that he's willing to, is left as an exercise for the reader.
    • by quenda ( 644621 )

      Idiot, just leak the pictures.

      because the internet has almost run out of pictures of naked women.

  • A new low!

  • by raymorris ( 2726007 ) on Sunday January 24, 2016 @03:25PM (#51361973) Journal

    To assist both Edward and ladies who are interested in him, a special email address has been set up specifically to find Snowden's next girlfriend. After weeding out the fatties and the geriatrics, finalists will be reviewed by Snowden, for when he gets tired of his current GF.

    Ladies, please send your nerd creds and nudes to .

  • it gets old (Score:5, Funny)

    by frovingslosh ( 582462 ) on Sunday January 24, 2016 @03:27PM (#51361979)
    Yea Edward, you don't need to tell me. It gets so old having all those women chasing after you. We have such a heavy burden.
    • It's probably not that great really. Remember, he's in Russia, and presumably all these women sending him nudie pics are not. So it's not like he can just meet up with them on a moment's notice, even if he was single.

      • Not to mention he isn't single and there is nothing that will cause issues in your relationship than naked photos of other women on your phone.

  • by PopeRatzo ( 965947 ) on Sunday January 24, 2016 @03:32PM (#51361989) Journal

    To be honest, I have the same problem. After the thousandth chick sends you a selfie of her pootenanny, it gets a bit tiresome.

    Oh, who am I kidding? No, it doesn't.

  • Its pretty obvious what is happening here.
    Extrapolating from good old 'where men are men, women are also men, and children are FBI agents' we can safely assume this is an FBI sting operation aiming to lure Snowden with some juicy ass photos into leaving Russia. FBI went one step further preemptively asserting their answer to obligatory TITS or GTFO.

  • by reboot246 ( 623534 ) on Sunday January 24, 2016 @03:49PM (#51362063) Homepage
    Forward those pics my way!

    Or at least upload them to some popular porn site.
  • by iampiti ( 1059688 ) on Sunday January 24, 2016 @04:07PM (#51362117)
    Women seem to have a thing for men who do courageous things or things that put you in great danger.
    I might have to do something like that... but must be something that doesn't land me in jail
  • Your supporters from anonymous and the people at 4chan would be grateful.

  • ... said no straight man ever!
    • by Greyfox ( 87712 )
      Well maybe he just doesn't swing that way. Seeing as how gay marriage is now legal, the solution is clearly for gay guys to start sending him pictures of their junk, too! Maybe that'll widen the playing field in a way that he (and the various entities monitoring him) can appreciate!

      ... And somewhere in Russia he's probably reading this and saying "I... hate... you..." heh heh heh.

  • by PPH ( 736903 ) on Sunday January 24, 2016 @05:38PM (#51362535)

    .. leave the poor guy alone!

  • by roesti ( 531884 ) on Sunday January 24, 2016 @06:36PM (#51362759)

    ...he told you that "you shouldn't change your behaviour" in response to government surveillance. Clearly, that message has gotten across. :)

    Source: []

  • Modern Problems. Oh, to have such a burden.

    Look ladies, I'm happily married, but feel free to send me your provocative and/or tasteful nudes on the off chance I'll dump my lovely wife and jump ship to be with you*.

    I mean, you DO have some greater-than-zero chance to get with a fine, vintage model like me, and (statistically speaking) probably a better chance than you do cold-calling Edward Snowden, so what the heck, give it a shot. You've nothing to lose and little to gain!


    *terms and conditions may apply

  • Some girls find it fun to send him nudes or ask for snapchat. so what?
    The NSA might see the nudes. So what? Will they send them around the net? propbably not.
    clickbait article.

  • Yeah the FBI seeing the photos is probably a non-issue since a large number of them are probably honeypots in the first place. It's a product of how much contempt they have for this man that they think one of them will eventually work.


    Snowden caught in honeypot while stepping out on his girlfriend.

    God, wouldn't they love that?

  • Already having a girlfriend, and she's pissed off about it.
  • Among the rewards of heroism is the love of women.

"Marriage is like a cage; one sees the birds outside desperate to get in, and those inside desperate to get out." -- Montaigne