Edward Snowden


Mon June 17, 2013
NPR Story

NSA Leaker Snowden Defends Actions In Live Web Chat

Originally published on Mon June 17, 2013 3:45 pm

The man who leaked secret National Security Agency documents, Edward Snowden, defended his decision to reveal details of U.S. surveillance programs in a web chat on Monday. Snowden said he's still in Hong Kong and claims he wouldn't get a fair trial in the U.S. He also said he has not been in contact with the Chinese government and that there are more disclosures to come.


Mon June 17, 2013


Wed June 12, 2013
It's All Politics

NSA Surveillance Fails To Rile Congress

Originally published on Wed June 12, 2013 5:44 pm

The National Security Agency's headquarters in Fort Meade, Md.
NSA Reuters/Landov

President Obama says he welcomes a debate about the National Security Agency's surveillance programs. So far, there's not much sign of one happening, at least on Capitol Hill.

Leading members of Congress remain largely supportive of the effort to "protect America," as some senators have characterized broad tracking of Internet and phone activity.

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Wed June 12, 2013
The Two-Way

NSA Leaker: 'I'm Neither Traitor Nor Hero. I'm An American'

Originally published on Wed June 12, 2013 9:34 am

In a 12-minute video on The Guardian's website, Edward Snowden talks about how American surveillance systems work and why he decided to reveal that information to the public.
The Guardian

"I'm neither traitor nor hero. I'm an American."

That's what Edward Snowden tells the South China Morning Post in his first published interview since The Guardian and The Washington Post revealed he was the source who leaked top secret information about government programs that sweep up data on phone calls and Internet activity.

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Wed June 12, 2013
The Two-Way

Experts Doubt NSA Leaker's Claim About Wiretaps

Originally published on Wed June 12, 2013 9:02 am

Edward Snowden, seen during a video interview with The Guardian.
Glenn Greenwald/Laura Poitras EPA /LANDOV
  • From 'Morning Edition': Steve Henn reports on the plausibility of Edward Snowden's claims

Edward Snowden's claim that as systems administrator for a defense contractor in Hawaii he had the authority "to wiretap anyone, from you or your accountant to a federal judge to even the president," just isn't plausible, says a former national security lawyer at the Justice Department and Office of the Director of National Intelligence.

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