Although being hailed as extraordinary, the revelations in the information leaked by NSA whistleblower Edward Snowden are really nothing new.
Three other NSA whistleblowers were asked on Friday what they thought about Edward Snowden's revelations about the surveillance state in the United States and each was relieved that someone had finally been able to break through and reveal the truth.
Aldous Huxley's vision of a completely controlled and organized society where human individuality is subsumed by the state is becoming a reality.
Facebook has revealed that the account details of between 18,000 and 19,000 of its users were given to the federal government.
Fox News and other mainstream media outlets are smearing NSA whistleblower Edward Snowden, rather than reporting on the federal government's assault on fundamental civil liberties that he revealed.
After news accounts of how the government has been collecting and storing millions of phone call records, e-mail messages and other forms of electronic communications every day, the chairman of the Senate Intelligence Committee said Thursday greater protections are needed — for the government.
The revelations by Edward Snowden are causing public relations problems for two of Washington's finest examples of incestuous intertwining: Booz Allen Hamilton and its parent, The Carlyle Group.
Dr. Ron Paul worries that Edward Snowden — the man he called a hero — might be targeted for execution by the Obama administration.
On Tuesday the ACLU filed a suit against the NSA, and Senator Rand Paul (R-Ky.) plans to file a class action lawsuit challenging the NSA's wholesale surveillance of millions of Americans' phone records.
The response to Edward Snowden's claim to be the leak behind last week's revelation about PRISM was immediate and predictable: investigate and prosecute him as an enemy of the state.