The Big Story - Snowden: NSA's Indiscriminate Spying 'COLLAPSING'Submitted by emalvini on Tue, 12/17/2013 - 15:44
The Big Story - Snowden: NSA's Indiscriminate Spying 'COLLAPSING'
By BRADLEY BROOKS
— Dec. 17, 2013 1:34 PM EST
RIO DE JANEIRO (AP) — National Security Agency leaker Edward Snowden wrote in a lengthy "open letter to the people of Brazil" that he's been inspired by the global debate ignited by his release of thousands of National Security Agency documents, and that the NSA's culture of indiscriminate global espionage "is collapsing."
In the letter, Snowden commended the Brazilian government for its strong stand against U.S. spying.
He wrote that he'd be willing to help the South American nation investigate NSA spying on its soil, but could not fully participate in doing so without being granted political asylum, because the U.S. "government will continue to interfere with my ability to speak."