Review: NSA snooping program should stay in place
December 18th, 2013
01:11 PM ET
8 months ago

Review: NSA snooping program should stay in place

Updated 4:13 p.m., 12/18/2013

(CNN) - An independent assessment of National Security Agency surveillance ordered by President Barack Obama recommends the controversial collection of so-called metadata of Americans' electronic communications remain in place.

But the collection program predominantly covering phone records and e-mail must have tighter constraints and greater transparency, according to the report released on Wednesday.

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soundoff (5 Responses)
  1. Dutch/Bad Newz, VA -aka- Take Back The House -aka- No Redemption Votes

    If transparency is what you, then transparency is what you'll get. However, I don't know how our intelligence agencies are supposed to conduct covert operations when all of this information has to be disclosed. I understand Ben Franklin's quote ”He who would trade liberty for some temporary security, deserves neither liberty nor security.” I don't know what liberty has been lost when majority of people around the world engage in social media and divulge all of their personal information. You have got to be really naive to believe that your information isn't being looked at.

    December 18, 2013 01:53 pm at 1:53 pm |
  2. rob

    Ha! "If you like your doctor...", "lower your premiums by $2500", "I never met my uncle Omar", "shovel ready jobs", etc, etc....
    Yes. We want an independent reviww from this guy. We trust this pathological liar

    December 18, 2013 02:01 pm at 2:01 pm |
  3. Peppy

    Dutch, very good, Id say even better than Carney, transparent??? Do you ever get tired of making lameo excuses for Oblunder???

    December 18, 2013 02:33 pm at 2:33 pm |
  4. current state of the union

    Someone's been drinking the kool aid again:.... rob

    December 18, 2013 02:40 pm at 2:40 pm |
  5. current state of the union

    Save some for peppy

    December 18, 2013 02:41 pm at 2:41 pm |