Put together, doesn’t this rather demonstrate the NSA’s approach to freedom and truth? Like a gun, once data is in the hands of those that will use it for no-good, it is a weapon. History has taught us well what happens when humans get their hands on a new weapon.
We’re not good at walking the straight and narrow, governments (and political bodies) especially so
Publication of any such or similar information is intended to smear the target, how can anyone be sure that such a disclosure (aka leak) is in fact of genuine data. The NSA (and others) is certainly capable of at least altering any information it has collected, if not actually planting such evidence for others to find.