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Privacy Watchdog Says NSA Spying Legal, Effective


Privacy Watchdog Says NSA Spying Legal, Effective

The report lays out in more detail how the NSA is using its authority, but the recommendations are not enough to protect against the privacy risks of its data collection, said a blog post by Cindy Cohn, legal director for the Electronic Frontier Foundation advocacy group.

“The board focuses only on the government’s methods for searching and filtering out unwanted information,” Cohn wrote. “This ignores the fact that the government is collecting and searching through the content of millions of emails, social networking posts, and other Internet communications, steps that occur before the [board’s] analysis starts.”

Wednesday, July 2, 2014
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