Surveillance Leaks

The Takeaway

A Real-Life Spy Thriller: New Doc Reveals The Story Behind Snowden

Tuesday, October 21, 2014

More than a year after NSA whistle-blower Edward Snowden revealed the extent of the government's surveillance programs, a new documentary chronicles Snowden's story.

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The Takeaway

NSA Director: Snowden Leaks 'Manageable'

Tuesday, July 01, 2014

It has been more than a year since former NSA contractor Edward Snowden leaked around 200,000 thousand secret government documents, blowing the lid off of the American government's spying methods and their vast phone-data surveillance program.

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The Takeaway

House Votes to Defund NSA Spying Programs

Friday, June 20, 2014

The Republican controlled House of Representatives took a surprising step to curb the federal government's power by voting to defund two key NSA programs. But the bill still has to pass the Senate.

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The Leonard Lopate Show

Getting To Know Edward Snowden

Tuesday, April 22, 2014

Sarah Ellison, Vanity Fair contributing editor, discusses the magazine’s exclusive interview with Edward Snowden about his motivation for leaking tens of thousands of secret documents. 

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The Leonard Lopate Show

Edward Snowden: Wanted Man

Thursday, March 06, 2014

Edward Snowden exposed the United States government’s mass surveillance programs in the most spectacular intelligence breach ever. Guardian reporter Luke Harding tells Snowden’s astonishing story—from the day he left Honolulu carrying a hard drive full of secrets to the weeks of his secret-spilling in Hong Kong to his battle for asylum and his exile in Moscow. In The Snowden Files: The Inside Story of the World’s Most Wanted Man, Harding brings together the many sources and strands of the story—touching on everything from concerns about domestic spying to the complicity of the tech sector.

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The Takeaway

Glenn Greenwald: The U.S. Is Not Safer Since 9/11 | Wheels of Justice Slowly Turning at Gitmo | Supervolcano Bigger Than Previously Thought

Monday, December 16, 2013

Glenn Greenwald: The U.S. Is Not Safer Since 9/11 | Wheels of Justice Slowly Turning at Gitmo | Hollywood Legend Peter O'Toole Dead at 81 | Forget Detroit, Puerto Rico Is In Big Trouble | Supervolcano Bigger Than Previously Thought

New Tech City

New Tech City: NSA Surveillance Backlash

Tuesday, June 18, 2013

In the wake of news that the National Security Agency is collecting vast amounts of digital data about the online activity of U.S. citizens, the federal government has said the program — known as PRISM — is crucial for homeland security. Of course, not everyone agrees.

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The Washington Report

Iran's new President; arming Syria's rebels and the ongoing NSA surveillance story

Monday, June 17, 2013


In this week's Washington Report online, Kerry Nolan talks with David Sanger about whether the election of Iran's new President really means a moderation of the hard-line government; what happens now that the US is arming Syrian rebels and just how transparent the NSA is likely to get in the wake of the surveillance leaks.