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.
I love your commentary, but I knew it before reading a single word. LOL The emperor is DEFINITELY wearing no clothes at this point.
Meet the new NSA, just like the old NSA.
Does anyone else see this as an exercise in appeasing the public rather than correcting the abuse? The panel seems to have taken this seriously, but everyone else involved from government just seems to be annoyed that their surveillance activities were leaked.
I’m really not comfortable that the NSA will continue the policy of indiscriminate data collection, regardless of the rules in place. It just feels wrong for governments to entitle themselves to store details of our private lives without a warrant.
Edited 2014-01-18 03:48 UTC