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Obama tightens reins on surveillance programs
Associated Press ^
| Jan. 17, 2014 4:54 PM EST
| Julie Pace
Posted on 01/17/2014 7:17:31 PM PST by Olog-hai
Tightening the reins on the nations sweeping surveillance operations, President Barack Obama on Friday ordered new limits on the way intelligence officials access phone records from hundreds of millions of Americansand moved toward eventually stripping the massive data collection from the governments hands.
But Obamas highly anticipated intelligence recommendations left many key details unresolved, most notably who might take over as keeper of the vast trove of U.S. phone records. Final decisions on that and other major questions were left to the Justice Department and to intelligence agencies that oppose changing surveillance operations, and to a Congress that is divided about the future of the programs.
If fully implemented, Obamas proposals would mark the most significant changes to the surveillance laws that were passed in reaction to the Sept. 11, 2011, terror attacks.
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TOPICS: Foreign Affairs; Government; News/Current Events; War on Terror
KEYWORDS: nsa; obama; surveillancestate; yeswescan
posted on 01/17/2014 7:17:32 PM PST
posted on 01/17/2014 7:25:36 PM PST
this is just kabuki theater.
posted on 01/17/2014 7:35:52 PM PST
by Secret Agent Man
(Gone Galt; Not averse to Going Bronson.)
To: 2nd amendment mama
posted on 01/17/2014 7:37:13 PM PST
posted on 01/17/2014 7:55:35 PM PST
by headstamp 2
(What would Scooby do?)
How could he? He doesn’t know anything about it, but he’s as outraged as we are.
posted on 01/17/2014 8:01:20 PM PST
by E. Pluribus Unum
(Who knew that one day professional wrestling would be less fake than professional journalism?)
posted on 01/17/2014 8:04:18 PM PST
("A thing moderately good is not so good as it ought to be. Moderation in temper is always a virtue;)
many key details unresolved, most notably who might take over as keeper of the vast trove of U.S. phone records. Final decisions on that and other major questions were left to the Justice Department and to intelligence agencies that oppose changing surveillance operations, and to a Congress that is divided about the future of the programs.
IOW.....nothing will change. But, hey, he gave a great political speech.
posted on 01/17/2014 8:08:16 PM PST
Woohoo, that guy is such a jokester.
posted on 01/18/2014 3:38:34 AM PST
Lip service to hopefully keep the judiciary off his back.
posted on 01/18/2014 7:53:50 AM PST
by Georgia Girl 2
(The only purpose of a pistol is to fight your way back to the rifle you should never have dropped.)
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