Skepticism Surrounds NSA Review Board; Massive “Black” Budget Revealed
SURVEILLANCEAugust 30, 2013
Opinion is streaming in surrounding U.S. President Barack Obama’s creation of an independent board to investigate the NSA’s surveillance operations, and much of it is highly critical. Focus is generally on Obama’s promise that the experts on the panel would be “outsiders” and commenters’ opinion that the members of the panel are anything but—save Peter Swire. Also, The Washington Post has major revelations derived from a leaked copy of the U.S. intelligence community’s “black budget” and you’ll never guess where Glenn Greenwald’s partner David Miranda was hiding the password to encrypted national security files leaked by Edward Snowden.