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Edward Snowden Nsa Leak

Jason Linkins

Accused Bank Robber Seeks Exculpatory Evidence From NSA Trove | Jason Linkins | Posted 06.14.2013 | Politics

Via Kevin Drum comes a story of something that was pretty much bound to happen in the wake of disclosures that the National Security Agency has been t...

Holder: NSA Leaker Will Be Punished

AP | Posted 06.14.2013 | Politics

WASHINGTON -- Attorney General Eric Holder says national security has been damaged as a result of leaks about a pair of government surveillance progra...

The Snowden Principle

John Cusack | Posted 08.14.2013 | Politics
John Cusack

The Snowden Principle, and that fire that inspired him to take unimaginable risks, is fundamentally about fostering an informed and engaged public. The Constitution embraces that idea.

Filmmaker Responsible For Edward Snowden Video Takes Center Stage

AP | By LYNN ELBER | Posted 08.14.2013 | Media

LOS ANGELES (AP) — Laura Poitras' skill and boldness as a documentary filmmaker have gained her Oscar and Emmy nominations, Sundance Film Festival h...

Could Edward Snowden Defect To China?

AP | By GILLIAN WONG | Posted 08.14.2013 | Media

BEIJING (AP) — A popular Communist Party-backed newspaper urged China's leadership to milk a former U.S. contractor for more information rather than...

Paul Rebukes Could Impact 2016 Chances

AP | CHARLES BABINGTON | Posted 06.13.2013 | Politics

WASHINGTON -- Of the handful of tea party-backed Republicans eyeing a 2016 presidential bid, Sen. Rand Paul is emerging as the most forceful in pushin...

CIA Chief Predicted Contractor Leaks 66 Years Ago

The Huffington Post | Dave Jamieson | Posted 06.13.2013 | Politics

As the Edward Snowden leak case reminds us, the United States government has increasingly outsourced its intelligence operations to private firms like...

NSA Whistleblower Remains An Enigma

AP | CONNIE CASS and KIMBERLY DOZIER | Posted 08.13.2013 | Politics

WASHINGTON — The man who told the world about the U.S. government's gigantic data grab also talks a lot about himself. Mostly through his own w...

Edward Snowden Drops More Bombshells

The Huffington Post | Rebecca Shapiro | Posted 06.13.2013 | Media

The South China Morning Post published another article early Thursday morning local time about its exclusive interview with Edward Snowden, the person...

New Details On Whistleblower's Past Emerge

Reuters | Posted 08.12.2013 | Politics

By Kristina Cooke and John Shiffman SAN FRANCISCO/WASHINGTON, June 12 (Reuters) - Long before he became known worldwide as the NSA con...

Why Blow the Whistle? Remembering Enron

Ethan Casey | Posted 08.12.2013 | Politics
Ethan Casey

Whether a "whistleblower," as Edward Snowden is inevitably being called, is good or bad, helpful or damaging, is an unavoidable and fundamental question, thus also inevitably divisive.

President Obama Is Soft on Our Civil Liberties

Lincoln Mitchell | Posted 08.12.2013 | Politics
Lincoln Mitchell

It is nonetheless likely that monitoring phone calls and the like could be a way to make Americans safer from terrorism, but that alone is not a sufficient rationale for establishing, or continuing programs like this.

Government Surveillance Lawsuits Languish In Court

AP | PAUL ELIAS | Posted 08.12.2013 | Politics

SAN FRANCISCO -- Before there was Edward Snowden and the leak of explosive documents showing widespread government surveillance, there was Mark Klein ...

No Asylum Request Yet

AP | Posted 08.11.2013 | Media

RIO DE JANEIRO (AP) — Russia's foreign minister says his nation hasn't received an asylum request from the American who has identified himself as th...

Jennifer Bendery

Ron Paul Says Edward Snowden Should Worry About Death By U.S. Drone | Jennifer Bendery | Posted 06.12.2013 | Politics

WASHINGTON -- Former Rep. Ron Paul (R-Texas) warned Tuesday that the U.S. government may use a drone missile to kill Edward Snowden, who recently leak...

Jason Linkins

David Brooks Is Pretty Sure That Cynicism Is The Real Threat To Our Nation | Jason Linkins | Posted 06.11.2013 | Politics

David Brooks has really only got one thing to say about the world, and that is that we live in an "atomized" society; it's pretty much the only insight he brings to the table. His fellow New York Times columnist Thomas Friedman has really only got one thing to say about the world, and that is that we live in a "hyperconnected" society. Maybe if we put them in a room together, they would both wink out of existence, leaving us with Gail Collins, I guess. Naturally, David Brooks has sized up the whole Edward Snowden/NSA data mining story with his "have hammer, nails everywhere" approach to the world. At bottom, however, is the assertion that the real grave threat America faces is cynicism. Brooks seems to ignore the things that could only instill those feelings of cynicism, because there is no other rational way to respond to them.

Former NSA Official Warns Whistleblower: 'Be Lawyered Up To The Max'

Reuters | Posted 08.13.2013 | Politics

(Updates with link to video interview, Drake's age) By Andrea Shalal-Esa WASHINGTON, June 11 (Reuters) - Thomas Drake is...

Having Perspective on Really Offensive Defense

Robert J. Elisberg | Posted 08.11.2013 | Politics
Robert J. Elisberg

The Internet was created by the military. For the military. This doesn't defend misuse, but it lets oversight be done with a clear and open and honest eye.

Edward Snowden's Alleged Girlfriend

The Huffington Post | Rebecca Shapiro | Posted 06.13.2013 | Media

As members of the Hong Kong media scrambled to locate Edward Snowden on Monday, journalists in the U.S. flew to Hawaii to learn more about the life th...

Jay Carney Reacts To Edward Snowden

The Huffington Post | Rebecca Shapiro | Posted 06.10.2013 | Media

White House press secretary Jay Carney said on Monday that he would not comment on Edward Snowden, the source who came forward on Sunday as the person...

Petition Urges White House To Pardon NSA Leaker

The Huffington Post | Sabrina Siddiqui | Posted 06.10.2013 | Politics

A petition launched on a White House website on Sunday is calling on the Obama administration to pardon Edward Snowden, the source behind the leak on ...

NSA Leaker Edward Snowden Is A Ron Paul Supporter

The Huffington Post | Amanda Terkel | Posted 06.11.2013 | Politics

Edward Snowden, the man behind one of the biggest national security leaks in U.S. history, is a fan of former Rep. Ron Paul (R-Texas). According to...

What Will Happen To Edward Snowden?

AP | By KIMBERLY DOZIER | Posted 08.10.2013 | Media

WASHINGTON (AP) — The man who gave classified documents to reporters, making public two sweeping U.S. surveillance programs and touching off a natio...

NSA Whistleblower Revealed

The Huffington Post | Rebecca Shapiro | Posted 06.10.2013 | Media

The whistleblower responsible for providing The Guardian with top-secret documents uncovering the National Security Agency's secret surveillance progr...