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U.S. Study Finds Benefits, Risks Of Mass Data Collection

By Kathleen Hennessey and Robert Faturechi, Tribune Washington Bureau WASHINGTON — A new White House report on mass collection of data concludes it is “saving lives” but calls for more privacy safeguards to secure personal information from being leaked, shared without permission or used to discriminate. The report, issued Thursday, is the result of a three-month […]

May 2, 2014

White House Report On Data Collection Calls For Privacy Protections

By Kathleen Hennessey, Tribune Washington Bureau WASHINGTON — A new White House report on privacy and data collection says the mass collection of information is “saving lives” but calls for additional safeguards in how personal information is stored and collected. The report, issued Thursday, is the result of a three-month review led by White House adviser […]

May 1, 2014

NSA Chief’s Legacy Is Shaped By Big Data, For Better And Worse

By Ken Dilanian, Tribune Washington Bureau FORT MEADE, Md. — In nearly nine years as head of the nation’s largest intelligence agency, Gen. Keith Alexander presided over a vast expansion of digital spying, acquiring information in a volume his predecessors would have found unimaginable. In Iraq, for example, the National Security Agency went from intercepting only […]

April 1, 2014