Tuesday, August 20, 2013

War on Whistelblowers ~ British Government forces the Guardian to destroy Snowden files





The British government has given the Guardian newspaper an ultimatum: delete all data on Edward Snowden's leaks or risk getting shut down. A few months ago, Guardian reporter Glenn Greenwald revealed the NSA's massive surveillance program through the media outlet and now many see the government's move as retaliation for the leaks. Alan Rusbridger, editor for the Guardian, justified why they chose to comply with the government's request, and Josh Levy, Internet campaign director for Free Press, joins us with his take on the British government's request.