Feds Charge Snowden With Spying
Criminal complaint cites espionage, asks Hong Kong to hold him
By John Johnson, Newser Staff
Posted Jun 21, 2013 5:29 PM CDT
Edward Snowden, in a photo shot earlier this month in Hong Kong.   (AP Photo/The Guardian, File)

(Newser) – The US government has taken its first legal step against NSA leaker Edward Snowden, filing a criminal complaint that accuses him of espionage and theft of government property, reports the Washington Post. (ABC News notes the complaint was unsealed today, but filed June 14.) The complaint asks Hong Kong to detain Snowden, although it's not clear that authorities there even know where he is. So now what? The Justice Department will probably follow the criminal complaint with an indictment in the next several weeks, says the Post, and then begin the long process of trying to have Snowden extradited.

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Jun 22, 2013 11:08 AM CDT
Spy on your co-worker, public-sector insect, or else!: "You Can Make A Difference. Organizations need to do their part to deter intellectual property theft: Educate and regularly train employees on security or other protocols. Ensure that proprietary information is adequately, if not robustly, protected. Use appropriate screening processes to select new employees. Provide non-threatening, convenient ways for employees to report suspicions. Routinely monitor computer networks for suspicious activity. Ensure security (to include computer network security) personnel have the tools they need. Remind employees that reporting security concerns is vital to protecting your company’s intellectual property, its reputation, its financial well-being, and its future. They are protecting their own jobs. Remind them that if they see something, to say something." http://www.fbi.gov/about-us/investigate/counterintelligence/the-insider-threat
Jun 22, 2013 10:52 AM CDT
Silencedogood, tweeking your analogy a bit more by changing things around (since people in jails or prisons aren’t usually innocents) we’d get: The Obama Administration via the NSA is attempting to justify its act of spying on America, by saying it’s keeping America safe. It is like the Nazi prison guards telling the Jews in the Auschwitz concentration camp that the guards are looking out for the Jews’ interest, safety and welfare by keeping them locked inside the camp, away from the ant-semmitic sentiments and hate groups outside. Even though the Jews are being held against their will, it's for their own greater good. Therefore, the guards and Hitler should really be commended.
Jun 22, 2013 10:49 AM CDT
No shit! He kills kittens and masturbates to goat porn! He is also not a God fearing Christian!