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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

Obama Puts Forward Plan Ending NSA Bulk Collection

Washington (AFP) – President Barack Obama put forward his plan Thursday to end U.S. government bulk collection of Americans’ telephone records, aiming to defuse a controversy over mass surveillance. “I have decided that the best path forward is that the government should not collect or hold this data in bulk,” Obama said, as he unveiled […]

March 27, 2014

Republicans Only Oppose NSA When ‘Big Brother’ Isn’t Them

Let’s cut to the chase: If Big Brother wants you, he’s got you, Act 215 telephone “metadata” notwithstanding. This disconcerting fact of modern life has been true more or less since the invention of the camera, the microphone and the tape recorder. See the excellent German film The Lives of Others for details. The Stasi […]

January 29, 2014