What Surveillance Programs Say About the Obama Presidency

Friday, June 07, 2013

U.S. President Barack Obama speaks to the media after meeting with Congressional leaders at the White House, March 1, 2013. (Mark Wilson/Getty Images)

Two revelations this week about the federal government collecting data on citizens has reignited the debate about when national security trumps individual privacy.

First, news that Verizon is providing data about its U.S. customers to the federal government on a daily basis. Then, The Guardian and the Washington Post revealed that the National Security Agency has access to data from internet companies including Google, Facebook and Apple.

David Sanger, chief Washington correspondent for the New York Times, weighs in on the federal government's practices and what they say about the Obama presidency.


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Comments [1]

Vic from .

Worried about the NSA (?) & on going electronic surveillance, foreign & domestic...

Better pay attention, & expose the secret negotiations in the Trans-Pacific Partnership Agreement. The strategic economic interests of global corporations are being legally protected over-riding the sovereign rights of citizens over their domestic resources & the environment.

This facilitating of commerce is a Global Corporate Coup d État & must be STOPPED.

Jun. 08 2013 11:17 AM

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