From CNN in the USA:
Privacy Board: NSA telephone records program illegal
By Evan Perez
January 23rd, 2014
02:07 PM ET
The National Security Agency program that collects data on nearly every U.S. phone call isn’t legal, a privacy review board said Thursday in a newly released report.
Moreover, the five-member Privacy and Civil Liberties Oversight Board said it’s been largely useless in thwarting terrorism.
“We have not identified a single instance involving a threat to the United States in which the program made a concrete difference in the outcome of a counterterrorism investigation,” the board wrote in the report released Thursday.
Full story: here.
Snowden made the right call when he fled the U.S., by Daniel Ellsberg: here.
We would LOVE to know what was going on in Andrea Mitchell’s head when she was forced to cut off a discussion about the NSA for breaking news about Justin Bieber’s arrest: here.
STEVEN WALKER examines the steady erosion of our civil liberties: here.