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Obama’s NSA And The Freedom Of The Press Release
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December 19, 2013

Via Pando Daily:

The White House yesterday published the findings of a review panel tasked with suggesting reforms to the National Security Agency. The 300-page report has been alternately praised for its breadth and derided for its hesitance to suggest more reforms or address the constitutionality of the NSA’s actions.

Besides suggesting that the NSA should be unable to hold bulk telephone records, and disputing reports that the NSA has weakened Internet security standards, the report also underscores the Obama administration’s complicated relationship with the press.

The report repeatedly recommends that t...

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