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 8:47:49 PM
He also released additional classified information to WikiLeaks. Any sympathy I might have had for him disappeared with the additional disclosures.
7/30/2013 8:59:26 PM
Since the ban against the government using propaganda against Americans has been lifted, I see the paid shills are hard at work here.
7/30/2013 11:47:52 PM
He gave away all the information to specific people, such as the guy working at The Guardian.
Any additional information you're seeing isn't being released by Snowden, its the press that's deciding when to do it.
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