Will Snowden Testify in Germany
Edward Snowden has done enough. He has revealed the wrongdoings of agencies like the NSA and the GCHQ. Now, he’s being asked to help further, this time to expose even more about the NSA to the German Parliament.
The revelations about what the NSA and other spy agencies are doing have created a flood of news stories for the past few months. If anything, there are so many allegations and negative reports that it’s possible the public is having a hard time distinguishing the new ones from the old ones. The general theme is this: the US and other governments are using technology to get every possible bit of information that they can about people, their connections, and their activities.
It’s all being done in the name of security, but at what point does the data start to corrupt itself? If you watch everyone, you’re really watching nobody. At this point, nobody in the public is fully aware of what benefits, if any, that these activities have had on our well-being. What terrorists have been captured? What plots have been foiled? It’s a catch-22 – if they tell us, they’re telling the bad guys how to fight it. If they don’t tell us, we won’t believe that they’re catching an bad guys. It’s that simple.
Here’s what The Guardian has to say about the German invitation:
Action is under way in the Bundestag to commission a parliamentary investigation into US intelligence service spying and a German politician met Snowden in Moscow on Thursday to discuss the matter.
Read More: The Guardian