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- Edward Snowden Falsely Claims Government Accused Him of Treason
During a live questions-and-answers session on Monday, Edward Snowden falsely claimed "the government" openly declared him of treason. Snowden, who fled Hawaii for Hong Kong after leaking documents about National Security Administration surveillance programs, said the accusation "destroyed any possibility of a fair trial at home." First, the US Government, just as they did with other ...
June 17, 2013 - Mashable
- Snowden: U.S. ‘not going to be able to cover this up by jailing or murdering me’
Edward Snowden, America's most-wanted whistle-blower, says the truth about the government spying program he revealed will eventually come out, regardless of what happens to him. "All I can say right now is the US Government is not going to be able to cover this up by jailing or murdering me," Snowden wrote in a live [...]
June 17, 2013 - The Lookout via Yahoo! News
- US officials say less than 300 phone numbers were investigated in 2012, data thwarted terrorist plots
With all the coverage of PRSIM and the NSA's data collection have been getting recently, it's no surprise that the US government is eager to rationalize its actions. The crux of the latest defense seems to be that the government isn't using its treasure trove of data very often: according to recently declassified documents, the NSA used the database to investigate less than 300 phone numbers ...
June 16, 2013 - Engadget