A review panel convened by the White House released its report on surveillance by the National Security Agency Wednesday. Among concerns the task force has are NSA practices that some say deliberately weaken America's cyber security. The Electronic Frontier Foundation has been critical about surveillance activities, and Mark Rumold, staff attorney for the organization, tells Audie Cornish about the pros and cons of the panel's recommendations.
A review group appointed by President Obama has recommended major changes to government surveillance programs. The group effectively called for the end of one of the most controversial programs run by the National Security Agency: the collection and storage of phone records of millions of Americans.
President Obama's intelligence review panel has produced a report hundreds of pages long. It endorses a series of checks on the National Security Agency. The advisers have a list of recommendations for how to protect privacy while still trying to prevent terrorist attacks.
Democrats on the Senate Intelligence Committee are pressing for the release of a so-called torture report on Bush-era interrogation practices. But there are several hurdles to clear before portions of the report might become declassified.
A review panel convened by the White House has released its report on surveillance by the National Security Agency. The panel is one of several reviews of U.S. intelligence policy following leaks by former contractor Edward Snowden.
A federal judge in Washington, D.C., has ruled the National Security Agency likely violated the Fourth Amendment in its controversial bulk phone collection program for Americans. The decision, which will be appealed, nonetheless represents a symbolic victory for opponents of mass surveillance.
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