National Security Agency (NSA)

10:16am

Sat August 3, 2013
The Two-Way

Pentagon Papers Leaker Daniel Ellsberg Praises Snowden, Manning

Originally published on Sat August 3, 2013 2:49 pm

Daniel Ellsberg was a military analyst in 1971 when he released the Pentagon Papers, a top-secret study of U.S. government decision-making in Vietnam.
Paul J. RIchards AFP/Getty Images

Daniel Ellsberg, the military analyst who in 1971 leaked the top-secret Pentagon Papers detailing the history of U.S. policy in Vietnam, tells NPR's Weekend Edition Saturday that unlike Bradley Manning and Edward Snowden, he "did it the wrong way" by trying first to go through proper channels — a delay that he says cost thousands of lives.

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6:04am

Fri August 2, 2013
The Two-Way

Snowden Has Job Offers, Place To Live, Russian Lawyer Says

Originally published on Fri August 2, 2013 9:20 am

Edward Snowden has chosen where to live in Russia, which granted him asylum Thursday, his lawyer said. Here, Snowden is seen at Moscow's Sheremetyevo airport on July 12. At left is WikiLeaks' Sarah Harrison.
Courtesy of Human Rights Watch

NSA leaker Edward Snowden, who spent more than a month at Moscow's Sheremetyevo Airport before being granted a one-year asylum Thursday, has picked out a place to live in Russia, his attorney there says.

Snowden is wanted on charges of espionage by the United States for leaking classified documents about secret U.S. surveillance programs. His departure from the Moscow airport ended, temporarily at least, weeks of uncertainty over his fate. He had applied to several other countries for asylum, as well.

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4:38pm

Thu August 1, 2013
The Two-Way

3 Opinions On Whether Snowden Should Fight From Abroad

Originally published on Fri August 2, 2013 4:57 am

Edward Snowden's new refugee documents, which were shown by his lawyer.
Maxim Shemetov Reuters /Landov

Edward Snowden's father, Lonnie, had a dramatic change of heart this week: Back in June, he sent a letter to Attorney General Eric Holder in which he told him that if the U.S. promised not to detain or silence Edward before a trial, his son would be willing to return to the United States.

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6:45am

Thu August 1, 2013
The Two-Way

U.S. 'Extremely Disappointed' At Russia's Asylum For Snowden

Originally published on Thu August 1, 2013 1:21 pm

NSA leaker Edward Snowden has been granted temporary asylum in Russia. He left Moscow's airport Thursday for the first time in more than a month.
Tatyana Lokshina AP

This post was last updated at 2 p.m. ET

The White House says it is "extremely disappointed" in Russia's decision to grant a temporary one-year asylum to NSA leaker Edward Snowden.

Snowden left Moscow's Sheremetyevo Airport on Thursday after spending more than a month holed up in its transit center. Anatoly Kucherena, a Russian lawyer who has been advising the former U.S. intelligence contractor, told Russian media that Snowden's whereabouts are being kept secret for security reasons.

The Obama administration's displeasure was clear:

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3:40pm

Mon July 29, 2013
All Tech Considered

What We're Watching As World's Big Hackers Meet In Las Vegas

Originally published on Wed July 31, 2013 7:01 pm

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