The NSA must protect US and allied information systems from attack. All other concerns are secondary.
The revelation comes on the heels of Brazil’s president canceling a trip to Washington over US spying on Brazil.
Listen to my discussion with Marcy Wheeler and Jay Ackroyd.
In the past we would work with the NSA to help keep American/western data safe. Now, they’re the bad guys.
What makes this legal is that it takes place overseas, away from US laws and jurisdiction (or so they think).
It was Poitras who brought in Glenn Greenwald, Poitras who shot and edited the video of Snowden in Hong Kong.
It’s clear the NSA is spying on everyone. The big question now is how that information is being used.
Was Greenwald’s family — his partner David — detained 9 hrs. at Heathrow because US, UK preparing indictment?
NSA leaker Edward Snowden is offering a template for whistleblowing, the new civil disobedience of our age.
The NSA review group is intended to “maintain the trust of the people.” Get ready for a liar-created PR blitz.