PDF (12 Pages): Introductory Statement & Answer to Questions
00 The included links are a “best of the best” selection of media stories.
01 EU security agencies have created a bazaar allowing NSA to get it all.
02 There are many other undisclosed programs.
03 According to Snowden, at least ten specific individuals are liable for failing to act on his alarm — those names are being withheld by Booz Allen and the various US agencies and Snowden has not named them himself.
04 “The culture within the US Intelligence Community is such that reporting serious concerns about the legality or propriety of programs is much more likely to result in your being flagged as a troublemaker than to result in substantive reform.”
05 Oversight focuses on limiting public discovery rather than on enforcing the limits of the law.
06 Indiscrinate economic intelligence is the true purpose of such technical collection programs as do work.
07 Defensive intelligence is more important to democracies than offensive intelligence — NSA and GCHQ have been obsessing on offensive intelligence (economic and political espionage) in what they process, while continuing indiscriminate mass surveillance that does not appear to have been processed, only stored against future possible exploitation.
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