Snowden Back to U.S. Possibly?

AP93282618256This article in The Guardian reports that, in an MSNBC interview, U.S. Atty. Gen. Eric Holder said he would be willing to “engage in conversation” with NSA whistle-blower Edward Snowden regarding a return home. But Holder also said granting full-clemency would be “going too far.”

The good thing about this article is it presents both sides of the argument and the channels through which the Government would have had Mr. Snowden go through as a whistle-blower. But on the other hand, Snowden says that he would not have been able to release all the information he found important to divulge by going through those legal channels.

Read Here.

//

//

President Obama On NSA Revelations

8a4a81ad-68c1-4dd3-b867-025eeb7d329d-460x276A good article in The Guardian on Pres. Obama’s speech today at the Justice Department. It was regarding the growing concerns expressed by critics of the NSA bulk data collection and related government overreaches.

Read Here.

//

NSA Collects Texts Messages By The Millions Daily

Instant messaging to surge in 2014This stuff is getting so Orwellian I don’t even know what to write about it anymore. Please just trust me and read this report in The Guardian…

Read Here.

//

Obama May Roll Back NSA Programs

6c848f12-42cd-4a0c-9340-a4425f2fb76a-460x276Yesterday Pres. Obama conducted a press conference from the White House that included indicators that he may rollback some NSA programs that violate privacy domestic and abroad. He also made some interesting comments on the future for Edward Snowden, too.

Read Here.

//

NSA Defense Falling Apart?

NSAA good article in The Post on the recent events that may lead to the collapse of the current NSA data-collection programs.

Read Here.

//

Snowden: NSA Documents for Brazilian Asylum

snowden-340An article in The Post reports that the NSA document-leaker Edward Snowden has offered the Brazilian government access to his collection of secret documents in return for asylum.

Brazil has been the most vocal critic of NSA collection of their electronic communications for the most part.

But this, in my opinion, is beginning to smack of espionage by Snowden when he is just offering his collected materials to various other governments for asylum. His idealism is turning into pragmatism.

What’s your opinion?

Read Here.

//

NSA, Cyber Command’s One Leader to Remain

NSAMany critics of the NSA’s data collection policies have been wanting a separate head of the NSA and Cyber Command (one a civilian) in light of the information released by American security rogue Edward Snowden. But this article in The Post reports that the Obama administration intends to maintain the single-leadership, military-only policy.

Read Here.

//

Google, Apple, and More for Internet Privacy

Tech compA good article in The Guardian about a letter issued to Pres. Obama and other political leaders from AOL, Twitter, Yahoo, Microsoft, Facebook, Google, Apple and LinkedIn regarding the halting of the NSA’s bulk collection of personal internet data. The piece covers many interesting points.

Read Here.

//

ACLU in Court Challenging NSA Data Collection

NSAA report in the Washington Post on the first day of arguments in federal court by the ACLU regarding a court stoppage of NSA mass-data collection programs.

Read Here. 

//

//

Poll On Snowden & Privacy

AP93282618256A newly released poll by the Washington Post on issues of Eric Snowden’s (the former NSA contractor who has been releasing classified info regarding intrusions of people’s privacy, foreign and domestic, from exile in Russia) role as villain or saint among other issues of privacy.

Read Here.

//