Obama Announces NSA Bulk Data-Collection Reform

Barack ObamaAn article in The Guardian, who first published whistle blower Edward Snowden’s revelations about NSA bulk-information collection, reports on Pres. Obama’s announced reforms on data-collection policy.

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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.

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Snowden Wants Russian Asylum: Will He Get It?

snowden-340Edward Snowden, NSA hacker and as seen-by-some whistle-blowing hero, is asking for asylum in Russia, where he currently resides in a Moscow airport, until he can find safe passage to one of three Latin American nations (Venezuela, Nicaragua, or Bolivia) who have offered him asylum. Now Russia does not want to hurt relations with the U.S., nor does Putin want to look weak by bending to America’s will. How will they react?

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