In a statement distributed through journalist Glenn Greenwald, former National Security Agency contractor Edward Snowden applauded a federal judge’s Monday ruling that found the NSA’s bulk collection of telephone metadata is likely unconstitutional.
“I acted on my belief that the N.S.A.’s mass surveillance programs would not withstand a constitutional challenge, and that the American public deserved a chance to see these issues determined by open courts,” Snowden said. “Today, a secret program authorized by a secret court was, when exposed to the light of day, found to violate Americans’ rights. It is the first of many.”
(via The New York Times)