Quick Note: NSA Surveillance Programs to be Partially Declassified
July 30, 2013 5:15 PM
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They could be released as early as this week
National Security Agency surveillance programs will be declassified and available to the public as early as this week.
U.S. spy agencies are declassifying documents that shed light on surveillance programs in an attempt to place more transparency on such affairs.
Also, the documents will reveal information about the secret Foreign Intelligence Surveillance Court.
James Clapper, the director of National Intelligence, has been working on the declassification of some information by the Surveillance Court.
"I think there is a high likelihood of FISC opinions being declassified soon," said Clapper.
Former NSA contractor Edward Snowden uncovered the spying methods used by U.S. intelligence agencies earlier this year, which included
collecting data from phones
. This was used to fight terrorist attacks, but the public feared for their privacy after such revelations.
Now, the release of declassified information is an attempt to restore a bit of trust and understanding regarding the intelligence agencies' actions.
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7/30/2013 8:20:53 PM
it was classified when he released the information which is still a crime that he needs to pay for.
7/31/2013 1:26:51 AM
Like during the prohibition. If you went to prison for having a drink of alcohol you must serve the rest of your sentence even if it becomes legal the next day.
It's not immoral. It's the law and he broke it. What the government needs to do is write some new laws (or bring up some of those secret laws that nobody can see) and charge him with those as well because he broke all the laws.
Charge him with the law!
7/31/2013 11:46:23 AM
Nice emotional response there! The "Age of Reason" is dead behold the "Age of Emotion"!
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