L’affaire Snowden

There’s so much going on and so many new aspects of this case being revealed daily that I think I’ll just start a link-list of interesting and insightful articles, with minimal comments. I will update this post as I find interesting stuff. Newer articles will go on top.   give up unless I find something particularly compelling. Particularly since Mike Masnick over at TechDirt is doing such a fine job of covering all the breaking news. Why don’t you go hang out there for a while?

Snowden speaks
http://boingboing.net/2013/06/17/edward-snowden-answers-your-qu.html

also
http://www.infoworld.com/t/cringely/snowden-has-answers-nsa-still-holds-the-questions-220881?page=0,0

and a comment
https://pressfreedomfoundation.org/blog/2013/06/leaks-are-vital-democracy-and-nsa-revelations-are-quintessential-example-why

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I’ll let George Takei lead off
http://nymag.com/daily/intelligencer/2013/06/george-takei-nsa-internment-camp.html

David Simon says that from a legal standpoint this isn’t much different from what went on in the pre-Internet age:
http://davidsimon.com/we-are-shocked-shocked/
and does a point/counterpoint on questions that came up in the comments
http://davidsimon.com/counter-arguments-gathered-and-answered/

Backer of the Patriot Act, Rep. Jim Sensenbrenner, says it was written to prevent NSA data-mining
http://www.techdirt.com/articles/20130612/18210323435/author-patriot-act-says-administrations-claims-about-nsa-are-bunch-bunk.shtml
…doesn’t think Snowden is a traitor

Background — secrets are only secrets until policy makers need them public
http://feedproxy.google.com/~r/boingboing/iBag/~3/5RFuMjlsTqk/story01.htm
…this is my experience in DC. Biggest leakers are program managers and Congressional staffers

This is why sites like WikiLeaks are necessary
http://www.techdirt.com/articles/20130606/23564623354/yes-nsa-surveillance-story-shows-why-wikileaks-similar-sites-are-necessary.shtml

FISA court says DoJ is interpreting the law incorrectly
http://www.techdirt.com/articles/20130612/14434423428/fisa-court-says-dojs-claims-that-it-cant-reveal-secret-interpretation-law-is-wrong.shtml
…and they waited until now to tell us because why?
http://www.theatlanticwire.com/politics/2013/06/eff-fisc-ruling/66185/
…oh, because we didn’t ask….right.

NSA’s greatest nightmare
http://www.techdirt.com/articles/20130612/17563923434/feds-may-have-to-reveal-fisa-phone-records-murder-case.shtml
…they’ll get dragged into domestic court issues
…and get sued themselves
http://www.theatlanticwire.com/politics/2013/06/aclu-lawsuit-nsa-analysis/66139/

ON LYING TO CONGRESS

About geolocation
http://www.techdirt.com/articles/20130608/12384123379/yet-another-leak-shows-nsa-lied-about-not-being-able-to-geolocate-data-it-scoops-up.shtml

About collecting data on Americans
http://www.techdirt.com/articles/20130610/09473723393/clapper-my-answer-to-wydens-beating-your-wife-question-data-surveillance-was-least-untruthful-answer.shtml
…and a commentary on Clapper
http://www.techdirt.com/articles/20130610/16295123396/why-james-clapper-should-be-impeached-lying-to-congress.shtml

The NSA data-mining program either has or hasn’t helped
http://www.techdirt.com/articles/20130613/10352023450/senators-wyden-udall-say-theyve-seen-no-evidence-that-nsa-surveillance-stopped-dozens-terrorist-attacks.shtml
…Congressmen say it hasn’t. NSA says it has, but its examples are …flawed.

de-mything the myths about NSA
http://www.techdirt.com/articles/20130610/17343523398/now-that-whistle-has-been-blown-lets-take-look-some-myths-about-nsa.shtml

Has the US become the type of nation from which you have to seek asylum?
http://www.washingtonpost.com/blogs/wonkblog/wp/2013/06/09/has-the-us-become-the-kind-of-nation-from-which-you-have-to-seek-asylum/?tid=pm_business_pop

WHY DOES THIS MATTER?
One of the advantages of having 6000 items in one’s RSS feed is that I have enough recent history at my fingertips to be worth something. Here’s a few links from last April’s discussion of FISA and CISPA legislation:

A timeline
http://feedproxy.google.com/~r/boingboing/iBag/~3/MlhAfLOipTU/story01.htm

Worries about privacy
http://www.techdirt.com/articles/20130410/15550522671/cispa-amendment-proves-everyones-fears-were-justified-while-failing-to-assuage-them.shtml

and confusion over NSA
http://www.techdirt.com/articles/20130410/11570822664/cispas-sponsor-cant-even-keep-his-story-straight-about-nsa-having-access-to-your-data.shtml

You can’t trust the Feds
http://www.techdirt.com/articles/20130417/10212122743/government-has-already-fooled-us-more-than-once-privacy-history-belies-how-cispa-will-be-used.shtml

Here’s the WH positon
http://www.techdirt.com/articles/20121227/23120421503/leaked-white-houses-bogus-talking-points-why-senate-should-trample-4th-amendment.shtml

and what one person believes
http://www.techdirt.com/articles/20121213/23443021384/fisa-amendments-act-is-clearly-unconstitutional-congress-doesnt-care.shtml

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