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Another snooping scandal will break

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Last year the NSA leaks were the most followed news story -- more Americans tracked our government's efforts to track us than watched or read about the Boston bombing. According to Pew, 70% of us believe the government uses information gleaned from our telephone and Internet use for purposes other than investigating terrorism. Are more snooping revelations on the way? Hmm. The Guardian says it has published perhaps 1% of the files given to it by Edward Snowden.

Odds: 36%

- Last updated January 03 2014 12:30 PM ET
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