Edward Snowden


Wed June 12, 2013
NPR Story

NSA Leaker's Claims Doubted By Tech, Intelligence Analysts

Originally published on Thu June 13, 2013 3:53 am



It's MORNING EDITION, from NPR News. I'm Renee Montagne.


And I'm Linda Wertheimer. The Guardian newspaper is promising more revelations about the NSA's secret, worldwide surveillance programs. The revelations so far have been based on documents and interviews with just one man - Edward Snowden, a former IT contractor at the NSA hired by the firm Booz Allen Hamilton.

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Tue June 11, 2013
The Two-Way

Booz Allen Says It Fired NSA Leaker Snowden On Monday

Originally published on Tue June 11, 2013 8:52 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


Tue June 11, 2013
The Two-Way

As NSA Leaker Disappears, Talk Of More To Come And Charges

Originally published on Tue June 11, 2013 8:05 am

Edward Snowden's revelations about National Security Agency have been front page news around the world, including in Hong Kong — where he was last seen.
Bobby Yip Reuters /Landov


Mon June 10, 2013
It's All Politics

Lawmakers Work To Gauge Public Mood On NSA And Leaker

Originally published on Mon June 10, 2013 6:17 pm

Demonstrators hold signs supporting Edward Snowden in New York's Union Square Park, on Monday. Snowden, who says he worked as a contractor at the National Security Agency and the CIA, gave classified documents to reporters, making public two sweeping U.S. surveillance programs and touching off a national debate on privacy versus security.
Richard Drew AP

When it comes to secrets leaker Edward Snowden and the National Security Agency's phone records and Internet snooping, some in Congress face a dilemma.

Namely, how to read public opinion.

Speaking off the record, aides for Republican and Democratic House lawmakers told me they are getting constituent calls on both sides: from those urging that Snowden not be prosecuted and those insisting he should be.

An aide for one congressman told me her boss's staff was holding off on issuing a statement until it had the chance to further gauge the voters' mood.

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Mon June 10, 2013
The Two-Way

What Is Meant By The Term 'Whistle-Blower'

Originally published on Tue June 11, 2013 6:22 am

In a video interview with The Guardian, Edward Snowden says he exposed NSA monitoring because "the public needs to decide whether these programs and policies are right or wrong."
Glenn Greenwald/Laura Poitras EPA/Landov