NSA spying: Annotated Works Cited

By: Chrea Cyrus

 NSA SPYING: Annotated Works Cited

“Edward Snowden, Hero or Traitor? NSA Leaker Divides Political World in Sometimes-unpredictable Ways.” NY Daily News. N.p., n.d. Web. 15 Jan. 2015.

This article detailed the reactions to Snowden’s leaks on different ends of the political spectrum. High profile public and political figure’s defended, praised, and condemned Snowden’s actions.

“Executive Order 13526- Classified National Security Information.” The White House. The White House, n.d. Web. 20 Jan. 2015.

This federal document detailed Executive Order 13526. The website explained the procedure of classifying and declassifying documents and the rules for each, helping to build a case against the necessity of whistleblowing.

“Frequently Asked Questions on Identifying and Handling Classified Records in Private Papers.” National Archives and Records Administration. National Archives and Records Administration, n.d. Web. 15 Jan. 2015.

This website wasn’t the easiest to understand, however it was a good place to start when looking for terms and organizations to research.

“Greater Support Is Needed to Tackle the Serious Emotional Consequences of Whistleblowing, Study Finds.” ScienceDaily. ScienceDaily, n.d. Web. 20 Jan. 2015.

This website talks about a research group that studied the damages on lives of whistle blowers. It detailed common symptoms and talked about the severity and length of the negative consequences the individuals faced.

“It Still Doesn’t Matter If NSA Spying Is Legal, It’s Wrong Anyway.”Reason.com. N.p., 12 Nov.
2013. Web. 15 Jan. 2015.

The government, with the help of major telephone companies such as AT&T, is illegally spying on phone calls and Internet use, this has been going on since at least 2001. This article provided more arguments condemning the NSA’s mass surveillance program.

“MAINWAY.” Wikipedia. Wikimedia Foundation, n.d. Web. 20 Jan. 2015.

This website was helpful because it explained, in detail, a specific NSA operation that allowed for a better understanding of what exactly the NSA was attempting with their mass surveillance programs.

“NSA Spying Did Not Result In a SINGLE Foiled Terrorist Plot.”Washington  Blog. N.p., n.d. Web. 15 Jan. 2015.

This article was easily accessible and made a clear argument regarding the ineffectiveness of the mass surveillance program, helping to build the narrative that the spying is not only illegal but simply not useful.

“Timeline of NSA Domestic Spying.” Electronic Frontier Foundation. N.p., 30 Nov. 2012. Web. 18 Jan. 2015.

This website was extremely useful, easy to access and informative. It’s timeline of the NSA’s history was very precise and detailed and allowed access to federal documents of each event. It gave an in depth look at the NSA’s history, especially regarding domestic surveillance, to date.

“Transcript of “Why Privacy Matters”” Glenn Greenwald: Why Privacy Matters. N.p., n.d. Web. 15 Jan. 2015.

Transcript of Glen Greenwald’s TED Talk on why privacy matters where he builds a case and addresses counterarguments all regarding the significance of privacy.

“Udall Calls for Resignation of CIA Director in Senate Spying Scandal.” – The Denver Post. N.p., n.d. Web. 15 Jan. 2015.

Article describing Senator Mark Udall’s attempt to resign CIA Director in response to misconduct of accessing files. This website wasn’t the most useful; although it did talk about mass surveillance, the focus was on the CIA, not the NSA.

Waterman, Shaun. “NSA Chief’s Admission of Misleading Numbers Adds to Obama Administration Blunders.” Washington Times. The Washington Times, n.d. Web. 15 Jan. 2015.

Another article detailing the failures of the NSA’s mass surveillance program; it was revealed that they had vastly overestimated the number of counter terrorism successes their programs had had. Another reason why there is really no reason for their illegal programs to exist, they aren’t serving their fundamental purpose.

Wing, Nick. “Jimmy Carter Defends Edward Snowden, Says NSA Spying Has Compromised Nation’s Democracy.” The Huffington Post. TheHuffingtonPost.com, n.d. Web. 15 Jan. 2015.

This article provided an example of a high-profile politician who defended Snowden and condemned the government; it helped build a narrative that defended whistle blowing and provided good quotes.

Wittes, Benjamin. “There’s a Perfectly Good NSA Defense That the Obama Administration Isn’t Making.” N.p., n.d. Web. 15 Jan. 2015.

This article criticizes the way the Obama administration and The Washington Post handled the Snowden leaks. Informative and gave a new perspective on both sides.

“Whistleblower.” Wikipedia. Wikimedia Foundation, n.d. Web. 20 Jan. 2015.

This website was helpful and easy to use, it provided an easily applicable definition of whistle blowing that strengthened two of three narratives.

“Yahoo Waged Court Fight with U.S. Government over Surveillance.”CBSNews. CBS Interactive, n.d. Web. 12 Jan. 2015.

Interesting and informative article about the US government demanding user information from Yahoo. This article is useful because it shows that companies try to resist giving up information to the NSA.

“You Are Leaving DNI.gov.” How to File a Whistleblower Complaint. N.p., n.d. Web. 20 Jan. 2015.

An article from the Office of the Director of National Intelligence that provided instructions that outline how to ‘file a whistleblower complaint.’ This article supports the argument that there are better, legal ways to report misconduct or any wrong doing on the part of a government agency such as the NSA.


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