First, the snow: the New York Times offers an official tally on just how much it's snowed in the NY region so far. "We have just set a record for most snow in the city in the first two months of the year: 48 inches as of 7:30 a.m.," the author writes. "Kill me," begged Dan Hirschhorn at TIME.
Next, the Snowden: Glenn Greenwald's The Intercept reports how new documents show the US and the UK governments targeted WikiLeaks and similar activist groups with tactics ranging from covert surveillance to prosecution. Freelance journalist Adrienne LaFrance pointedly asked, "Have you visited the @wikileaks website? The U.S. government is tracking what you read."
Meanwhile, from the Daily Beast: NSA spy chief declares, "We Should’ve Told You We Track Your Calls." Journalist and former Beast EIC Tina Brown remarks, "Fascinating scoop intvw w/ Clapper by @thedailybeast NatSec sleuth @EliLake admitting how #NSA created own headache." Daily Beast colleague Brian Ries observed "You know something juicy is coming when the US spy chief tells you, 'I probably shouldn’t say this, but I will...'"