Every Major Presidential Candidate Wants To Prosecute Edward Snowden
From Rand Paul to Bernie Sanders, everyone wants to see the world’s most famous leaker to face prosecutors. (The only exception: Lincoln Chafee, the low-polling former Rhode Island governor, who has said Snowden should be brought home and once tweeted that he's "done his time.")
Hillary Clinton In 2007: Whistleblowers Don't Have Adequate Protection
Clinton said in the debate on Tuesday that Snowden could have benefited from whistleblower protections. While campaigning for the Democratic nomination in 2007, she said whistleblowers were "afraid to step forward" because those protections were not adequate.
How Edward Snowden Inadvertently Helped Vladimir Putin's Internet Crackdown
Edward Snowden's exposés of the National Security Agency's global surveillance sparked calls to roll them back around the world. But in Russia, where he claimed asylum, Vladimir Putin's censors seized on his revelations to justify unprecedented control over the internet — and expand the Kremlin's surveillance state in the very manner he so feared.
Senate Brinksmanship To End Surveillance Powers Under Patriot Act
After the Senate rejected the USA Freedom Act, a bill to reform NSA surveillance authority, the deadline to reauthorize parts of the Patriot Act will likely pass, ending the government's authority to collect in bulk Americans' phone data without a warrant. The fallout remains unclear.