Politics is the art of the possible, and surveillance reform is no different.
Government must not be allowed to gather information on everyone simply because it has the technological means to do so.
We are again facing the fallacy of the false choice.
‘…its reforms do not adequately or appropriately reform surveillance practices or address privacy concerns.’
‘He should retract that statement’
Obama administration could seek renewal after Congress’ failure to pass NSA reform
Program ‘appears aimed at ensuring virtually every cellphone network in the world is NSA accessible’
State government moves to cut off $2 billion facility
Chinese, Russian hackers have infiltrated critical infrastructure, could shut down US power grid
After official raised concerns, Justice Department, Congress and White House declined to change program
‘Fomenting fear stifles debate, and doing it at the last minute is all the more regrettable’
‘This is the worst possible time to be tying our hands behind our backs’
Last-minute dealmaking could secure passage of weaker reforms
‘BlackBerry pioneered the same business model that Google and Apple are doing now — that has not ended well for BlackBerry’
‘I would be extremely upset’