Cover Story

Empire in espionage

Print edition : July 12, 2013

President Barack Obama. He came to office promising to undo large swathes of the Bush War on Terror approach, including warrantless wiretaps on U.S. citizens. Photo: Pete Souza/AP

A banner with the picture of Edward Snowden, who leaked top-secret documents about the U.S.' surveillance programmes, in Hong Kong. Photo: Kin Cheung/AP

The NSA'S data centre near Bluffdale, Utah. The NSA was formed in 1952 with the express purpose of intercepting and analysing electronic communications in foreign countries. Photo: Francisco Kjolseth/AP

A systems administrator blows the cover of a U.S. spying programme that routinely mines data from Internet servers and telecommunications systems used by billions of people around the planet, including all Americans.
    This article is closed for comments.
    Please Email the Editor
    ×