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Contractors May Face Backlash Over NSA Surveillance Leaks

By Dietrich Knauth

Law360, New York (June 11, 2013, 8:11 PM ET) -- Government contractors could face renewed questions about the wisdom of outsourcing intelligence work after news that the source of leaks about the National Security Agency's data mining surveillance program was a contractor employee.

Booz Allen Hamilton confirmed Sunday that former employee Edward Snowden, 29, was the source of leaks to the Guardian that have renewed debate on the tension between privacy and security in U.S. anti-terrorism efforts. The British newspaper published back-to-back scoops on the NSA's collection of online and telephony metadata from companies including Verizon...

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