RT America -- August 17, 2015

‘The gov’t was trying to hide their collaboration with AT&T; they know it’s illegal’ – whistleblower

Mark Klein, author of “Wiring Up the Big Brother Machine and Fighting It,” was one of the earliest to blow the whistle on the partnership between the government and AT&T that involved spying on citizens and using metadata surveillance. He talks with Simone Del Rosario about the recent Snowden leaks regarding both the scope of the collaboration between the telecom company and the National Security Agency.

Pentagon eyes 50% more drone flights over next 4 years

A new report found plans for the Defense Department to expand its drone flight program by 50 percent over the next four years, allowing for broader surveillance and information gathering over Iraq and North Africa. Alexey Yaroshevsky has more details.