News bites: China presses US to explain surveillance programs

Edward Snowden's leak of classified information could have disastrous results for Booz Allen Hamilton, which counts cybersecurity as one of its core businesses, according to The New York Times.

China has demanded that the United States explain its Internet surveillance programs to the international community, according to Reuters.

A trio of National Security Agency whistle-blowers told USA Today that Snowden's leak makes them feel vindicated after they had raised red flags within the government about the surveillance programs.

Photo-ID databases used by law enforcement at the state level are raising significant privacy concerns in the wake of the revelations about the intelligence community's surveillance programs, The Washington Post reports.