May 31, 2006 | By Derek Slater

Schneier on NSA Spying: "We're Giving Up Privacy Without Getting any Security in Return"

In today's Star Tribune, renowned computer security expert Bruce Schneier explains in plain language why the NSA spying program is a remarkably ineffective way to identify potential threats. He hypothesizes an "unrealistically accurate system" for data mining personal information and demonstrates that it would generate billions of false alarms and millions of false leads. As many news reports have stated, the real world NSA spying program has performed predictably poorly.

Americans can and should be safe and free, and they certainly shouldn't have to trade away their privacy without any benefit. Support EFF and help stop the illegal spying.


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