Socialist lawmakers say Snowden’s whistleblowing has “contributed to a more stable and peaceful world order.”
The company that handled a background check on National Security Agency leaker Edward Snowden is accused of defrauding the government.
Eric Schmidt tells The Guardian the NSA did not inform him about its data gathering program.
President Barack Obama has called for an end to the bulk collection by the National Security Agency of cellphone data from hundreds of millions of Americans and requiring intelligence agencies to get a secretive court’s permission before accessing the records.
President Barack Obama will call on the National Security Administration to end its control of Americans’ phone data, a source tells the Associated Press.
Analysis of the National Security Agency’s massive phone data collections program shows there has been “no discernible impact on preventing acts of terrorism.”
Spying on foreign leaders will also be curtailed.
Government lawyers are asking the U.S. Circuit Court of Appeals in Washington to overturn a federal judge’s ruling that threatens the National Security Agency’s practice of collecting every Americans’ telephone records every day.
Members of Congress say they’re not impressed with Edward Snowden’s recent publicity blitz calling for an end to mass surveillance and declaring that he’s already accomplished his mission.
In a debate over the future of U.S. government surveillance and the National Security Agency, Rep. Peter King, R-N.Y., called leaker Edward Snowden a “defector and a traitor,” and said that such metadata in 2001 could likely have prevented the Sept. 11 terrorist attacks.