Passengers flying to the U.S. through airports in the Middle East, Europe and Africa will be asked to power on electronic devices before boarding their flights. The ramped up security comes as new intelligence shows terror groups are working to build bombs meant to fool security screeners. So what happens if the battery on your device happens to run out? Susan Candiotti has the latest.
Philip Mudd is a counterterrorism veteran of the FBI and CIA. He spoke to Wolf about the nature of this threat.
Some air passengers are about to face tougher security screenings before boarding flights to the U.S. The Obama administration is tightening security in an effort to find sophisticated explosives designed to get past screeners. Terror groups smuggled a shoe bomb and an underwear bomb years ago. Both plots failed. Jim Sciutto looks at how authorities are working to stay ahead of the terrorists.
Tom Ridge served as America's first Homeland Security Secretary. He says he believes terror groups in Syria are likely behind this latest threat.
The Guardian's Glenn Greenwald discusses why NSA leaker Edward Snowden took part in an online chat while in hiding on Monday, and why the 29-year-old believes the U.S. government may want to harm him. Greenwald tells Anderson Cooper that Snowden is reacting to accusations made about him and wants to answer questions about what he did and why he did it.
Tonight Anderson Cooper asked Glenn Greenwald of The Guardian to respond to the accusations that he threatened to disclose the names of CIA agents, and the idea he should face consequences for his reporting on Edward Snowden and breaking the story on the U.S. surveillance programs.
Republican Congressman Peter King said on AC360 Tuesday night if reporters linked to the NSA leaker willingly knew they were revealing classified information, they should be punished. Then today the lawmaker claimed Greenwald was threatening to reveal the names of CIA personnel, which King considers a direct attack on America. For that, King is calling for Greenwald to be prosecuted.
Greenwald calls King's allegations a fabrication.
New York Congressman Peter King, who chairs the House Subcommittee on Counterintelligence and Terrorism, spoke with Anderson Cooper about the 29-year-old former contractor for the National Security Agency who revealed top secret information about government surveillance programs.
King believes Edward Snowden put American lives at risk by releasing security details that can be accessed by the country's enemies. "I think he's violated the Espionage Act, so in my mind...that would make him a traitor," he says.
When asked if reporters should face consequences, the Republican lawmaker says news outlets have legal and moral obligations. "If they willingly knew that this was classified information, I think actions should be taken, especially something of this magnitude," says King.
Julian Assange, the founder of WikiLeaks, knows something about secrets and what happens when they're exposed.
He has some advice for Edward Snowden, who recently leaked information about the extent of U.S. electronic surveillance programs.
"I would strongly advise him to go to Latin America," Assange told CNN's AC360 Monday night. "Latin America has shown in the past 10 years that it is really pushing forward in human rights. There's a long tradition of asylum."
Assange spoke from the Ecuadorian Embassy in London, where he has been holed up for almost a year.
Ecuador's government granted him asylum in August, but British authorities have said they will arrest him if he leaves the premises
Miguel Marquez reports on what Edward Snowden did before flying to Hong Kong, and what's left of his life in Hawaii. The 29 year old fled the U.S. and leaked top secret information about the government's phone and Internet surveillance programs.
CNN Chief Legal Analyst Jeffrey Toobin says Edward Snowden didn't have the right to expose government surveillance programs. Snowden, a 29-year-old computer technician for a U.S. defense contractor, released top secret information about programs that collect phone and Internet data.
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