A generation later, another national security whistleblower—Edward Snowden—revealed in June 2013 a fresh series of government abuses of power in secret.
And now, with some of those abusive powers facing a June 1, 2015 expiration date, Congress faces another moment of truth: Will it act decisively to end unconstitutional executive branch overreach, as it did a generation ago?
… all of these actions make it appear that Congressional leaders are engaged in a process designed to conceal the U.S. intelligence community’s domestic spying transgressions rather than educate the public on them and their implications for our democracy. more> http://tinyurl.com/q49wbrh
- Search: NSA
- Logjam, Part 2: Did the NSA Know the Internet Was Broken? Joseph Bonneau and Parker Higgins, eff.org
- A beautiful sunset (provision) for NSA surveillance, Josh Chafetz, thehill.com
- Reality Checks in Debate Over Surveillance Laws, Charlie Savage, nytimes.com
- NSA Can’t Purge Call Records, Regardless of Congress’ Next Move, Steven Nelson, usnews.com
- Merkel knew ‘no spy’ agreement with the NSA was a no-go, says German daily, dw.de