Endorsement of the NSA’s Internet surveillance programs by a bipartisan privacy board deeply disappointed civil liberties activists yesterday while providing a measure of vindication for beleaguered US intelligence officials.
By Tetch Torres-Tupas
A whistleblower sought the help of the Supreme Court Thursday, claiming she was the alleged subject of surveillance/reconnaissance activities after revealing that she has a list of ranking government officials who benefitted from the pork barrel scam.
The Washington Post and The Guardian won the Pulitzer Prize in public service for revealing the U.S. government’s sweeping surveillance programs in a blockbuster series of stories based on secret documents supplied by NSA leaker Edward Snowden.
Asia’s top aerospace and defense show opens Tuesday in Singapore, with major global arms makers seeking to cash in on rising military spending in China and elsewhere as territorial disputes escalate in the region.
Should Edward Snowden ever return to the U.S., he would face criminal charges for leaking information about National Security Agency surveillance programs. But legal experts say a trial could expose more classified information as his lawyers try to build a case in an open court that the operations he exposed were illegal.