5 Jun 2014
June 5th marks the one-year anniversary of Edward Snowden's revelations about the U.S. National Security Agency’s egregious overstepping of its bounds into ordinary people's private communications. Journalist Glenn Greenwald who broke the story recently said that the U.S. government is making an example of Snowden and Chelsea Manning to scare future whistleblowers. He argues that the U.S. government is "furious" about Snowden being protected because he’s created a template for future whistleblowers who want to expose wrongdoing without spending their lives in jail. According to Greenwald, this is why the American government is trying so hard to get Snowden back to the States.
Editor's Note: You might also be interested in "A year after Snowden revelations, Microsoft demands NSA reform" by John Ribeiro writing for PCWorld.