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Gov’t Considers Removing NSA From Military Command

SURVEILLANCE

November 12, 2013

The Obama administration is considering removing the U.S. National Security Agency (NSA) from military command and appointing a civilian to lead it, The Guardian reports. Gen. Keith Alexander is retiring in 2014, and a list of his potential replacements is being compiled. Meanwhile, plans for a European Internet—a direct response to the NSA revelations this summer—is being discussed by German company Deutsche Telekom. The company aims to keep German citizens’ data safe from foreign governments. And Privacy International has announced a new project that seeks to promote data protection within humanitarian efforts.
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