NSA Russia

I Wonder When Snowden Will Denounce This

This seems like something Edward Snowden should be concerned about — were it not for the fact that he wouldn’t dare incite the rage of his caregivers.

Journalists will be central targets of the extensive surveillance program introduced by Russian authorities in Sochi in connection with the 2014 Winter Olympic Games that begin February 7.

A government decree signed by Prime Minister Dmitry Medvedev on November 8, 2013, spelled this out unequivocally. The decree authorizes the government to collect telephone and Internet data of the Games’ organizers, athletes, and others, with particular emphasis on journalists. The latter are mentioned twice in the decree.

(h/t Injury Lawyer John Yannone)