NSA to Release More Details in Surveillance Leak
Since Edward Snowden blew the whistle on the National Security Agent a few weeks ago, and then fled to Hong Kong, the NSA has been under a great deal of pressure to explain just why they are invading the privacy of Americans without cause.
The Director of the NSA explained that the information given out by Edward Snowden has created many misconceptions and inaccuracies about the program and why they collect communications data on people in the United States.
The Director said that the problem with divulging certain information is that it could supposedly put the American people in danger with that information. The NSA claims that they have been collecting communications data is to keep terrorism at bay.
The Director goes on to say, “The more we know, the more dangerous this situation becomes,” he said, adding that people believed to be intent on doing Americans harm had already altered their activities since the existence of the programs became public.
The whole ordeal has caused a great deal of confusion about whether or not Edward Snowden has broken the law or not and what his intentions were behind everything.
Senior Democrat, C. A. Dutch Ruppersberger stated, “He’s broken the law,”. “We have laws in the United States for whistle-blowers, for people who think injustice is being done. Yet he chose to go to China.”