Edward Snowden

Americans Are In The Dark About The Greatest Threats To Their Country

No other nation today poses a greater danger to American national security than China, a state engaged in an unprecedented campaign of information warfare using both massive cyberattacks and influence operations aimed at diminishing what Beijing regards as its most important strategic enemy – the United States of America.

Don't Fear The Leaker

Glenn Harlan Reynolds, USA Today

Whistleblowing keeps legitimacy of a government as big, and often unaccountable, as ours.

Is It Time to Welcome Edward Snowden Home?

Joseph Farah, WND

Joseph Farah calls for a 'ticker-tape parade' for the 'truly heroic whistleblower.' He believes Snowden performed an amazing public service. He opened the eyes of all Americans who didn’t understand what their gov't has been doing to them with surveillance by satellite, computer eavesdropping, & “wiretapping."

Obama Giving Up America’s Digital Sovereignty

If Republicans and free speech advocates allow the Obama plan to end the U.S. government relationship with ICANN to go forward it will remove American constitutional protections from what is arguably the last free place on Earth.

Snowden Accuses Feinstein of Hypocrisy Over CIA Disclosures

Paul Lewis, The Guardian

NSA whistleblower Edward Snowden accused Sen. Intelligence Comm. Chair Dianne Feinstein of double standards, pointing out her lack of concern about widespread surveillance of ordinary citizens.

Congress Draws Criticism Over NSA Oversight

Darren Samuelsohn, Politico

Cries of lax Capitol Hill oversight are piling up as Snowden-inspired stories continue to explode in the media, casting doubt on whether the legislative watchdogs can be trusted to oversee nat'l security agencies that they’ve long defended.

Snowden: NSA Spies on You Via Apps

Matthew Feeney, Reason.com

A secret 2012 British intelligence document says that spies can scrub smartphone apps that contain details like a user’s "political alignment" and sexual orientation.

Did Snowden Leaks Help Terrorists?

Jeremy Herb, The Hill

Edward Snowden's leaks about NSA programs have put U.S. troops at risk and prompted terrorists to change their tactics, according to a Pentagon report. House Intelligence Comm.'s Mike Rogers (R-MI) and Rep. Dutch Ruppersberger (D-MI) said the report found that most documents were related to current U.S. military operations.

RPaul's Plan to Punish Snowden

Oliver Darcy, The Blaze

Rand Paul appeared to call for NSA leaker Edward Snowden to face a light punishment of a few years in prison instead of the death penalty or a lifetime sentence for disclosing info. on secret gov't surveillance programs.

Snowden: Mission Accomplished

Associated Press Staff

NSA leaker Edward Snowden said his “mission’s already accomplished” after leaking NSA secrets that have caused a reassessment of U.S. surveillance policies.

Rice: NSA Lied; Benghazi a 'False Controversy'

Heather Smith, Daily Caller

Susan Rice, Obama's National Security Advisor, showed a stunning ability to ignore facts and parrot O's liberal talking points in a recent interview.

Judge: NSA Phone Program Unconstitutional

Josh Gerstein, Politico

A federal judge ruled that the NSA program that collects all US phone calls appears to violate the 4th Amendment ban on unreasonable searches and seizures. He said the DOJ failed to demonstrate that collecting the info. had helped to head off terrorist attacks.

Will Snowden Get Amnesty for Docs?

Spencer Ackerman, The Guardian

NSA officials are considering a controversial amnesty that would return Edward Snowden to the US, in exchange for the many documents he took. The State Dept. and other key figures oppose it.

Snowden: NSA Tracks Cell Locations Globally

Brendan Sasso, The Hill

The NSA collects location data on hundreds of millions of cellphones around the world, around 5,000 phones per day, according to documents leaked by Edward Snowden to The Washington Post.

NSA Expert: Snowden Cache='Catastrophic'

Kate Tummarello, The Hill

Former NSA director Michael Hayden said he would not work with Snowden to keep the documents hidden.

Snowden's Inconvenient Spy Truth

David Keene, The Washington Times

Although many Americans continue to regard Edward Snowden as a traitor, he is seen increasingly by many Europeans as a whistleblowing hero, and for Russia’s Putin, he is the gift that keeps on giving.

Paul: New Intelligence Head a Must

Sandy Fitzgerald, Newsmax

The US has lost credibility through the damaging leaks from former NSA contractor Edward Snowden, and Rand Paul believes the only way to start fresh is "with somebody new in charge" of intelligence services.

Will Snowden Confirm NSA's Spying on Merkel?

Geir Moulson and Kirsten Grieshaber, Associated Press Berlin

Germany's top security official said he'll find a way for Edward Snowden to speak to German officials if Snowden will give details about the NSA's activities and the alleged surveillance of Chancellor Angela Merkel's cellphone.

NSA Grabs Your Google, Yahoo Data

Byron Acohido, USA Today

An NSA data snooping program, MUSCULAR, was revealed to be copying all traffic flowing between Google and Yahoo. In the latest leak from Edward Snowden, NSA partnered with the British GCHQ, on MUSCULAR.