Tibor Nagy Discusses Edward Snowden and the NSA [Audio]
Wednesday on Lubbock’s First News, Ambassador Tibor Nagy Jr., Vice Provost for International Affairs at Texas Tech University, talked with Tom and Laura about the National Security Agency (NSA) and security (or lack thereof) of information.
Nagy discussed the recent release of previously secure and secret information that made it clear that government agencies have an ability to listen in on and view information that was thought to be private.
Referring to Edward Snowden’s fairly recent actions, Nagy said, “It is very difficult to assign human motivation. So who knows why he did it.” However, “The after effects are getting worse and worse. I have to say whoever is letting information go a bit at a time absolutely has ill will toward the United States. It’s obvious that the intent now of this information is to cause as much discord between us and our allies as possible.”
Nagy noted that the technology is available for spying and observation capacities. Because it has been there, it has been (and will continue to be) used. He stated that, although “It is an open secret as to what governments do to other governments, but nobody likes… verification.” While governments may emphasize repercussions, Nagy believes citizens in the U.S. will be safer than other countries regarding what the U.S. government may be able to do to its citizens.
Nagy believes there is more information out there than has been revealed, but it is in the hands of should not have it. He asked, “Who are the people that are in danger?”
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