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Government Surveillance

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Under the weight of Edward Snowden’s leaks, the Obama administration has come under heavy pressure to foreswear spying on allies. Secretary of State John Kerry in particular seems to be weakening. Here is how he put it in a recent conference call with European interlocutors: “In some cases, I acknowledge to you, as has the... Read More
President Barack Obama is under mounting pressure to foreswear American efforts to spy on nations like Germany. Now the New York Times has added to his difficulties with a disingenuous commentary by Alison Smale, a British editor who often sides with the Germans in international spats. The pressure is taking its toll and Obama seems... Read More
What is the truth of the US government’s attempt to extradite Ed Snowden from Hong Kong? According to some reports, he managed to secure his getaway only because of almost unbelievable incompetence by US officials. The Sunday Times of London, for instance, reports that an extradition order presented to Hong Kong contained elementary flaws. It... Read More
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