THE RUNDOWN BLOG | June 19, 2013
THE RUNDOWN BLOG | June 18, 2013
THE RUNDOWN BLOG | June 17, 2013
REPORT | June 10, 2013
Edward Snowden, a 29-year-old NSA contractor, came forward as the whistleblower who revealed the existence of secret government surveillance programs that collect data on millions of phone calls and online communications. Judy Woodruff reports on Snowden's defense of his decision, as well lawmakers' response to the programs.
ANALYSIS | June 7, 2013
What are the origins of the NSA's surveillance programs, how do intelligence officials use the information and what questions may arise about the cost of privacy? Jeffrey Brown talks with two reporters who have been covering the story, The Wall Street Journal's Siobhan Gorman and Charlie Savage of The New York Times.
THE RUNDOWN BLOG | June 7, 2013
CONVERSATION | June 6, 2013
DEBATE | June 6, 2013
The National Security Agency has secretly collected data about millions of domestic and international calls by Verizon customers. Jeffrey Brown gets debate on the privacy and civil liberty concerns from Kate Martin of the Center for National Security Studies and former NSA official Col. Cedric Leighton.
THE RUNDOWN BLOG | June 6, 2013
REPORT | June 5, 2013
In other news Wednesday, Army Staff Sgt. Robert Bales pleaded guilty to killing 16 Afghan civilians last year. Bales recalled entering two villages at night and shooting his victims. Also, anti-government protesters in Turkey called for the ousting of police chiefs over their violent crackdown on demonstrations.