Obama To Speak On NSA Reforms on January 17

NSA DemonstrationThe Washington Post is
that President Obama will make a speech next Friday
detailing how he plans to reform the National Security Agency. It
will be interesting to see if the president has been co-opted by
the minions of the national security state or if he can remember
that civil libertarians were once part of the coalition that put
him into office. From the Post:

Obama and his aides have been focused behind-the-scenes this
week on finishing its review of the spy programs and preparing for
the president’s address to the nation. Privacy and civil liberty
activists, along with top tech company executives, are calling on
the president to adopt sweeping reforms to curb the NSA’s
collection of phone call metadata and other personal information of
online users.

But U.S. defense and intelligence agencies have argued fiercely
that such information is necessary to keep the public safe, even
though a White House advisory board found in a December report no
evidence that such data prevented a terrorist attack.

Stay tuned.

See my post from earlier today on the
new radical reform recommendations
made by former NSA

from Hit & Run http://reason.com/blog/2014/01/10/obama-to-speak-on-nsa-reforms-on-january

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