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Should we hear about Snowden? — Press is right to ignore Snowden’s leaks

Diego Lynch

February 26, 2014

Events of the last 15 years have delivered challenges and opportunities. The National Security Administration (NSA) has responded through the mass surveillance that prompted Edward Snowden’s actions and a conundrum for the press: When someone commits espionage should the press interpret and disseminate the national security information revealed?   Unlike previous eras, we are no longer fighting a s...

Should we hear about Snowden? — Media blackouts do more harm then good

February 26, 2014

“Every time you pick up a phone, dial a number, write an email, make a purchase, travel on the bus carrying a cell phone, swipe a card somewhere, you leave a trace, and the government has decided that it’s a good idea to collect it all, everything, even if you’ve never been suspected of a crime.” That revelation is actually from a second interview given by former...

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