Before Snowden, it Took Burglary to Out Illegal Spying

Hacking? No, it took breaking and entering to dig up government misdeeds in 1971.


Forty Years Before Snowden, Burglars Blew the Roof Off Illegal Domestic Spying (via Moyers & Company)

In 1971, as opposition to the Vietnam War peaked and civil unrest rattled America, activists knew they were being watched, infiltrated and undermined by the FBI. But they didn’t know the extent of the agency’s efforts, nor how far J. Edgar Hoover…