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How the World Has Responded to the Snowden Leaks
The reports detailing classified U.S. intelligence operations have come fast and furious since the first stories based on the leaks from former NSA contractor Edward Snowden first began appearing in June. The fallout has been considerable, with leading players in the tech sector, lawmakers, foreign leaders, civil liberties groups and others demanding accountability. And at year's end, with only a small fraction of the Snowden files having come to light, the story seems to be just getting started.
Here is a sampling of the tech-sector implications of the Snowden leaks, and some of the proposals to increase transparency and accountability in the government's intelligence operations.