Background Links on Surveillance

These are all articles I read on Edward Snowden, and the issues he raised about the NSA’s surveillance programs.  I think it’s too early to tell, at least at this writing, if he will end up being more saint than sinner, but I certainly think it was apparent from the beginning that very few pundits in the mainstream media, much less the government, gave him anything close to a fair hearing.

If you have time for only one article, try the one in red.


Edward Snowden: the whistleblower behind the NSA surveillance revelations

 NSA Surveillance Program Failed to Invade Tamerlan Tsarnaev’s Privacy by Michael Daly  Jun 12, 2013

Ellsberg:  A Coup Against the Constitution (video interview with transcript)

Transcript of Edward Snowden’s answers to reader questions in live chat

3 NSA veterans speak out on whistle-blower: We told you so

Snowden Revelations Cast New Doubts On Intelligence Oversight Process

Insider Threat:  Obama’s crackdown views leaks as aiding enemies of U.S.

‘Internal Threat Program’ Threatens Federal Whistleblowers: Daily Whistleblower News

Spying By The Numbers: Hundreds Of Thousands Subject
To Government Surveillance And No Real Protection

House NSA Vote a Wake-Up Call for the White House

Civil Libertarians and the NSA by Jonah Goldberg

Low Level NSA Analysts Have Powerful and Invasive Search Tool

Major opinion shifts, in the US and Congress, on NSA surveillance and privacy

How Laura Poitras Helped Snowden Spill His Secrets

Two Dems Warn NSA Violations Just ‘Tip of a Larger Iceberg’

Noonan: What We Lose if We Give Up Privacy


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