Published on Friday, October 25, 2013 by Common Dreams

Michael Hayden, former director of US surveillance agency, gets busted giving off-the-record interview by tweeting neighbor

– Jon Queally, staff writer

(Updated below) Former head of the National Security Agency Michael Hayden is making headlines for an interview he gave on Thursday, but not at all in the manner he intended.

(Twitpic: via Tom Matzzie ‏@tommatzzie) Fellow passenger and former political activist Tom Mattzie, on the other hand, had no intention of making the evening news, but that’s exactly what happened after he recognized Hayden, seated behind him, and overheard him offering up thoughts on the Obama administration regarding the ongoing revelations about the NSA.

Realizing the opportunity, Mattzie did what any technologically savvy public citizen might do: he started tweeting.

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