Edward Snowden, the whistle blower who allowed us to know how extensively the National Security Administration has encroached on our privacy, has disappeared from sight, shortly after allowing his identity to be made public.
Snowden provided information on the process, but not the content or details of NSA snooping on all internet communications via a program called Prism. All of the major internet service providers have signed on to this program, which allows the NSA access to the information on their servers, without a warrant.
Snowden had fled to Hong Kong, in the hope that its vague extradition laws (presently in a state of flux) will allow him to avoid being sent back to the U.S. Russia has indicated a possible willingness to grant political asylum to the whistle-blower, according to their newspaper, Kommersant.
The UK Guardian is the main media purveyor of Snowden’s information to the public, though the Washington Post published part of an NSA power point presentation which he provided on the topic.
James Clapper, the director of national intelligence, is predictably wanting the head of Edward Snowden. Others, such as former Representative Ron Paul, say: “We should be thankful for individuals like Edward Snowden”.
Pharmer is leaning more towards Ron Paul’s opinion, as the executive agencies of government are being used as tools for administrative vengeance on those who disagree with the party line.
Glen Greenwald, Guardian reporter on the Snowden story assures us that more revelations are yet to come.
Among pro-lifers, the question in the air is: Without a right to Privacy, what happens to the main argument for the legalization of abortion?
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