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Entries in privacy (2)

Friday
Jun282013

Surprising breadcrumbs in “Catch Me if You Can” Edward Snowden saga

By Wendy N. Powell

A national debate about the NSA leaker shows an increase in those who consider Edward Snowden a traitor. Guest contributor Wendy N. Powell shares her ideas about the matter. For some of us, the jury is still out.

Among countless Americans, my personal jury has been out concerning the NSA leaker Edward Snowden saga, wondering if he is friend to the American people or foe to our country. 

 

If I follow the breadcrumbs, Snowden’s intentions become clearer.

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Friday
Jun072013

NSA: Find all you need to know on Twitter and in secret 'Early History'

Photo: Snip/NSAThe latest outrage over domestic espionage is nothing new. A precursor to the National Security Agency sparked controversy in its past and the current agency will likely face it again in the future.

Some of the funniest and most enlightening tidbits of information can be found on Twitter where one individual asked how NSA might monitor the Amish.

The background on how the agency formed—the NSA moniker became official under a Democrat, President Harry Truman—is recounted in a fascinating work by NSA historian George Howe, The Early History of the NSA. The majority of text in that formerly secret work was declassified in 2007.

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