Snowden’s NSA Leaks

Timeline of Events

Fox News

eLibrary articles released around the time of the leak:

MacAskill, Ewen.. “Front: Not your average tourist: how the spy story of the age leaked out: Ewen MacAskill in Hong Kong on the trail that brought Edward Snowden to the attention of the Guardian – then the world.”Guardian, The. 12 Jun. 2013: 1. eLibrary. Web. 28 Sep. 2013.;BCLib;document;216819384

Pyle, H, Christopher.. “Edward Snowden’s brave choice.” Arab American News. 15 Jun. 2013: 9. eLibrary. Web. 28 Sep. 2013.;BCLib;document;217497624

DEMONIZING EDWARD SNOWDEN: WHICH SIDE ARE YOU ON? June 24, 2013; posted by John Cassidy.

Jonathan D Salant / Bloomberg News. “Poll: Most Americans see Snowden as whistle-blower, not traitor ; The view predominated among almost every group of respondents broken down by party, gender, income, education and age..” Portland Press Herald (Maine). 11 Jul. 2013: n/a. eLibrary. Web. 28 Sep. 2013.;BCLib;document;217601514

Regulatory Intelligence Data. ALEXANDER: TERRORISTS BENEFIT FROM SNOWDEN’S ACTIONS. Federal Document Clearing House, , 19 Jul. 2013. eLibrary. Web. 28 Sep. 2013.;BCLib;document;217875730

Issues and Controversies articles released around the time of the leak:

“Domestic Surveillance Follow-Up: NSA Contractor Exposes Widespread Domestic Spying Programs.” Issues & Controversies. Issue date: June 20, 2013

“Prosecuting Government Whistleblowers Follow-Up: NSA Consultant Leaks Classified Documents, Manning Trial Begins.” Issues & Controversies. Facts On File News Services, 20 June 2013. Web. 28 Sept. 2013. <;.

“Censorship and Freedom of Information.” Issues & Controversies. Facts On File News Services, 26 Aug. 2013. Web. 28 Sept. 2013. <;.


Justifications for Snowden’s actions:

The Guardian online newspaper that deals with social liberalism:

The NSA Files contains several articles:


Why did Snowden do it?


Ten things learned about the NSA:

Call for reforms:


New report reveals how the NSA has been able to crack online encryption. “This is the golden age of spying,” says one former analyst; Read more:


Internet and email security and privacy:


Government Actions:

Secret Court Defends NSA Data Collection


“Citing Snowden leaks, FISA court orders government to review secretive NSA surveillance rules”, September 13, 2013 18:17,


NSA reform bill to trim back US surveillance unveiled in Congress


How has the Snowden NSA leak affected the American public?


“Legislative Changes to the Foreign Intelligence Surveillance Act”,

September 26, 2013; Prepared Statement of  Benjamin Wittes

Senior Fellow at the Brookings Institution before the Senate Select Committee on Intelligence

Snowden revelations force Obama’s hand on surveillance program”, First Read on NBC News, Aug. 9, 2013.

“Sorry, Obama. There were no “Other Avenues” for Snowden’s Whistle-Blowing”, Slate Magazine, Aug. 27, 2013


“Senators to Introduce Comprehensive NSA and Secret Court Reform Bill”, Ars Technica,Sept 25 2013, 5:21pm CDT


The Last Word: Obama responds to Snowden’s criticisms, Sept.26, 2013, MSNBC. This is a video (Headphones needed here). There is a short commercial and overview of all news before it begins.

“Black Budget”

The Washington Post: Summary

Freedom Outpost: Point of view on the “Black Budget”


Honors 1 Speeches

George W. Bush      Mission Accomplished    2003


Jimmy Carter           Crisis of confidence (aka Malaise)           1979

Barak Obama           Senate candidate at DNC keynote        2004

Barak Obama            Enough, DNC nomination     2008

Barak Obama             Yes We Can        2008

Steven jobs                  Stanford commencement      2005

Tiger Woods                  Apology      2010

Zach Wahls                   Definition of a family      2011

Bill Gates                        High Schools are Obsolete    2005

Randy Pausch               Last Lecture        2007

Steven Colbert               White House Correspondents       2006

Severen Suzuki             ECO addressing UN     2008

Elie Wiesel The Perils of Indifference 1999, Washington, D.C.

Eleanor Roosevelt The Struggle for Human Rights September 1948, Paris, France

Mary Fisher 1992 Republican National Convention Address 1992, Houston, TX