by Renee Nal
Glenn Greenwald, the journalist who broke the story of NSA whistle-blower Edward Snowden, is set to publish a list of names of individuals targeted by the United States government for surveillance on his website, the Intercept.
After the NSA spy program was exposed almost a year ago, many government officials scrambled to justify the domestic surveillance program by saying that collecting the personal data of all Americans is pivotal for disrupting and thwarting terror attacks.
NBC News reported that now-retired head of the NSA General Keith Alexander said the domestic spying “enabled the United States to disrupt 54 ‘events,’ 42 of which ‘involved disrupted plots.’” House Intelligence Committee Chairman Mike Rogers also cited the “54″ figure, saying that it is “a pretty impressive record” and the program is a “real success.”
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