endthelie.com / End the Lie / December 28, 2013
Former NSA contractor and leaker Edward Snowden was praised by Tim Berners-Lee, the creator of the World Wide Web this week, while Harvard professor Alan Dershowitz criticized Snowden for leaking the contents of NSA surveillance programs.
The latest discussions about Snowden comes as the Obama administration is attempting to block a federal judge from ruling on the constitutionality of the NSA surveillance programs, one of the members of the White House review board called for expanding the program and even more spying on world leaders was revealed.
In what might be the most strongly worded statement released by a major world leader as of yet, the UN human rights chief likened the global response to government surveillance to the response to apartheid in South Africa.
It also comes after a federal judge ruled that the NSA’s mass collection of phone records is likely unconstitutional, the first such decision since the Snowden leaks began being published in June.
While Dershowitz pointedly criticized both the media and Snowden, Berners-Lee said he believed Snowden behaved responsibly in leaking the material on NSA surveillance.