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Opinion: Nation Needs Reforms

SURVEILLANCE—U.S.

December 20, 2013

In an op-ed piece for The New York Times (NYT), members of the President’s Review Group on Intelligence and Communications Technologies, appointed in August, write that “the nation needs a package of reforms that will allow the intelligence community to continue to protect Americans, as well as our friends and allies, while at the same time affirming enduring values, involving both privacy and liberty.” The group has made 46 recommendations to President Barack Obama. Another NYT article discusses the repercussions if Obama adopts the advisory group’s most far-reaching recommendations, which may “go a long way toward determining the legacy of his presidency.” Meanwhile, author David Eggers says U.S. writers must take a stand on U.S. surveillance. (Registration may be required to access this story.)
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