USA Calling For the Extradition of Snowden




Taco Cowboy writes”Edward Snowden, the leaker who gave us the evidence of US government spying on its people is under threat of being extradited back to the U.S. to face prosecution. Some people in Congress, including Republican Peter King (R-NY), are calling for his extradition from Hong Kong to face trial. From the article: ‘A spokesman for the director of national intelligence, James Clapper, said Snowden’s case had been referred to the justice department and US intelligence was assessing the damage caused by the disclosures. “Any person who has a security clearance knows that he or she has an obligation to protect classified information and abide by the law,” the spokesman, Shawn Turner, said.'”

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FBI Faked Terrorism Emergencies To Net User Phone Records – Though agency insists 2007 changes resolved issues…


FBI e-mails obtained by the Washington Post indicate the agency has long struggled with adhering to rules designed to protect civil rights. According to the Post, the FBI illegally collected more than 2,000 U.S. telephone call records between 2002 and 2006 “by invoking terrorism emergencies that did not exist,” says the paper. The FBI admits to the Post that using non-existent emergencies to glean data violated Electronic Communications Privacy Act, but insists that measures put in place in 2007 have since corrected the problem. A Justice Department inspector general’s report due out this month is also expected to rule that the FBI frequently violated the law with fake emergency requests.
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