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  • Curbing the NSA [Editorial]

    Curbing the NSA  [Editorial]
    The presidential advisory committee looking into the National Security Agency's spying on millions of private email and phone messages is urging the Obama administration to adopt broad new measures to protect Americans' privacy rights and bring greater transparency to the agency's operations. Yet it remains to be seen whether any of the changes recommended by the panel will be more than cosmetic. "Transparent" is the last thing an intelligence agency wants to be, and the NSA is sure to push back hard against any effort to curtail its powers or limit its authority to gather information anywhere in the world.
  • European allies shocked -- shocked! -- to find spying going on

    European allies shocked -- shocked! -- to find spying going on
    President Obama has been busy this week taking calls from European leaders who seem really upset that the United States has been spying on them, perhaps to the point of tapping their cellphones. First Obama heard from French President Francois Hollande....

    Reining in the NSA

    Reining in the NSA
    Speaking in Baltimore last week, National Security Agency Director Keith Alexander defended the methods his agency uses to spy on the private phone calls and emails of millions of American citizens, but he did appear to give a little ground to critics...

    Carrying water for the NSA [Editorial]

    Carrying water for the NSA  [Editorial]
    Critics of the National Security Agency are often correct in their assessment that the agency's surveillance programs have gone too far and that Congressional oversight has been lacking. It doesn't take a civil liberties attorney to see something...

    China's consuming problem

    China's consuming problem
    Last month, alarm bells were nearly ringing in business and political circles because China's latest gross domestic product figure came in lower than expected — at 7.5 percent. Some rather eminent people immediately came out to proclaim the need for...