Spying On Friends; Snowden Seeking Asylum In 15 Nations; Euro Zone Falling Apart; McCain Says Screw GOP; NSA Listens In on 1 Billion Calls Daily: Monday Morning News Roundup 7-1-2013
July 1, 2013 by Special To Personal Liberty
Here is a collection of some of the stories making the Internet rounds this morning. Click the links for the full stories.
- Spy versus Spy: Secretary of State John Kerry said it is “not unusual” for governments to bug the offices of their allies. Source: Daily Mail
- Edward Snowden, the former National Security Agency contractor who leaked U.S. security secrets and is now a fugitive, met Monday morning with Russian diplomatic officials and handed them an appeal to 15 countries for political asylum. Source: Los Angeles Times
- Euro zone unemployment is at a record high and consumer prices are being driven upward by volatile energy and food prices, data showed on Monday, underlining the fragility of the bloc’s economic health. Source: Reuters
- Senator John McCain (R-Ariz.) stopped short of urging House Speaker John Boehner (R-Ohio) to abandon his pledge to require majority support from the GOP conference before bringing an immigration bill to the House floor. Source: The Hill
- The NSA has a “brand-new” technology that enables 1 billion cellphone calls a day to be redirected into its data hoards and stored, according to The Guardian’s Glenn Greenwald, who said that a new leak of Snowden’s documents was “coming soon.” Source: RT