The next NSA Revelation
The (expected by those of us who have been watching) revelation on how NSA watches you is published. You can read it in The Guardian. While there is some technical info, the article is mostly the training information for NSA system users on how to look you up.
While the legal debate continues with regard to spying on Americans without a warrant, it has already been stated that it is okay if one part in a conversation is not American. For those of us living outside the U.S. it seems clear that we will appear to be non-American because our IP address is Nicaraguan.
While you might expect you would be protected because you might be a victim of an illegal search, that seems unlikely. It's a lot like getting pulled over for having a broken headlight and the police noticing what looks like illegal drugs on your back seat.
In particular, the article addresses some denials by Congresscritters.
"I, sitting at my desk," said Snowden, could "wiretap anyone, from you or your accountant, to a federal judge or even the president, if I had a personal email".
US officials vehemently denied this specific claim. Mike Rogers, the Republican chairman of the House intelligence committee, said of Snowden's assertion: "He's lying. It's impossible for him to do what he was saying he could do."
Well, after reading this article, it will be clear to everyone -- even Congresscritters -- that Snowden was not lying.