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PBC News & Comment: Snowden, Still in Hong Kong, Alleges US Hacking of China

Ed Snowden alleges massive US hacking of China, underscoring cyberwarfare memo he exposed last week; US media focus on manhunt…Snowden remains in Hong Kong, reveals NSA’s worldwide hacking.

–in Senate testimony, NSA and Cyberwarfare czar Keith Alexander claims “dozens” of terrorist plots busted up, but only cites the Zazi case

–AP reports that Zazi case is being re-written to support surveillance advocates, PRISM not needed to intercept his emails

–DiFi likes to spy: Sen. Feinstein defends surveillance, spins as “lawful” programs that are clearly unconstitutional

–Boston terrorism theater: Operation Urban Shield involves mock terrorist group that uses backpack bombs, like a replay of April 15

–Manning court-martial continues, as witnesses offer conflicting testimony on the actual dates of leaks to WikiLeaks

–Russia passes extreme anti-gay law

–new pope acknowledges “gay lobby” in the Vatican, where they have some very large closets

–Prime Minister Erdogan orders immediate end to protests in Turkey, we’ll see if demonstrators stop

–White House drags out approval of proposals that would reduce greenhouse gas emissions