Linked by Thom Holwerda on Fri 17th Jan 2014 23:38 UTC
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President Obama announced on Friday that he will place new limits on intelligence agencies' bulk collection of phone call records. But he rejected some other recommendations to rein in surveillance made by a panel of outside advisers.

The NYT lists the changes. It's insubstantial.

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by ddc_ on Sat 18th Jan 2014 07:00 UTC
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I didn't closely followed the commision thing, but from the NYT report it seems that the commisions' recommendations barely fit into acceptable maximum extent of government power. The fact that they've got rejected even after the whole internet surveillance thing blew up out in public seems to me yet more alarming than NSA's operations themselves.

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