Finally, some of the mainstream media is waking up!!
So the innocent have nothing to fear? After David Miranda we now know where this leads
Two great forces are now in fierce but unresolved contention. The material revealed by Edward Snowden through the Guardian and the Washington Post is of a wholly different order from WikiLeaks and other recent whistle-blowing incidents. It indicates not just that the modern state is gathering, storing and processing for its own ends electronic communication from around the world; far more serious, it reveals that this power has so corrupted those wielding it as to put them beyond effective democratic control. It was not the scope of NSA surveillance that led to Snowden’s defection. It was hearing his boss lie to Congress about it for hours on end.
This is getting ridiculous.
Stop the presses! More top secret documents (leaked by Snowden?) show that Microsoft and the NSA conspired against the masses!
Microsoft has collaborated closely with US intelligence services to allow users’ communications to be intercepted, including helping the National Security Agency to circumvent the company’s own encryption, according to top-secret documents obtained by the Guardian.
The files provided by Edward Snowden illustrate the scale of co-operation between Silicon Valley and the intelligence agencies over the last three years. They also shed new light on the workings of the top-secret Prism program, which was disclosed by the Guardian and the Washington Post last month.
SOTT Comment: “Top-secret documents”; what a quaint term!
Who exactly is supposed to be leaking these “top-secret documents” to the Guardian? Snowden has been living in Moscow airport for the past 19 days!
We’re to believe that he can send them from there to Greenwald and Poitras with zero intervention from the NSA or anyone else??
Not that I think it will persuade anyone whose mind is already made up to believe the gov. conspiracy theory about 19 Islamic Terrorists, it’s still worth watching. Snowden is discussed. One wonders, of course, how Lindauer is allowed to get around and talk about this and be a cheerleader for Snowden??? Most curious.
NSA PRISM: Neither Privacy Nor Security
Last week the Guardian newspaper reported that American broadband and telecommunications company Verizon has been handing over records of all incoming and outgoing calls made by its customers – all 150 million of them – to the US National Security Agency since late April.
This was followed up by ‘NSA whistleblower’ Edward Snowden, a contractor working for the world’s largest intelligence agency, going public with an internal powerpoint presentation that outlined the extent to which the NSA uses Google, Facebook, Apple and friends to spy on the whole world through a program called ‘PRISM’. These companies, by the way, deny all charges and say that if it is being done, then it is being done without their knowledge or consent.
While President Obama reminds us that we cannot have “100% security and 100% privacy”, some are calling for Snowden to be assassinated for treason and others praise him as “the greatest whistleblower ever”. But what exactly is he blowing the whistle on? And where is this scandal leading us?