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NSA Program Raises Privacy Concerns

SURVEILLANCE—U.S.

July 9, 2010

The National Security Agency (NSA) is launching a surveillance program called Perfect Citizen, aimed at detecting cyber assaults on private companies and government agencies running such critical infrastructure as the electricity grid, and that has some officials concerned about privacy implications, The Wall Street Journal reports. "Some industry and government officials familiar with the program see Perfect Citizen as an intrusion by the NSA into domestic affairs, while others say it is an important program to combat an emerging security threat," the report states. According to one U.S. military official, members of the public can expect any intrusion into privacy to be no greater than what is already in place from such surveillance devices as traffic cameras. (Registration may be required to access this story.)
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