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Scorecard: Will Obama Hit the Mark on Real NSA Reform?

More analysis to follow. Click to view image full-size. On Friday, President Barack Obama will announce changes and potential reforms he will make to the National Security Agency (NSA). What can we expect? Many people are skeptical that the president will create meaningful limits to the NSA’s practice of sweeping up the digital communications of millions of people worldwide. We’ve compiled a list of common-sense fixes that the President could—and should—announce at his briefing on Friday. We’ll be scoring Obama’s presentation on Friday and we’ll let you know which, if any, of these reforms he supports. 1.

We will publish a filled-out scorecard right after Obama’s speech on Friday. The White House Live. Study: NSA data hoarding doesn’t stop terror attacks. Aligning with the findings of a review committee appointed by the White House, a report published Monday from the New America Foundation found that the NSA’s bulk collection of phone data has not prevented terror attacks.

Study: NSA data hoarding doesn’t stop terror attacks

NAF carried out “an in-depth analysis of 225 individuals recruited by al-Qaida or a like-minded group or inspired by al-Qaeda’s ideology, and charged in the United States with an act of terrorism since 9/11.” The study found that traditional investigative methods, such as the use of informants, tips from local communities, and targeted intelligence operations, provided the initial impetus for investigations in the majority of cases, while the contribution of NSA’s bulk surveillance programs to these cases was minimal.

The think tank’s conclusions are strong, challenging government claims that metadata collections of U.S. telephonic communications is necessary to national security: In Keeping Grip on Data Pipeline, Obama Does Little to Reassure Industry. Photo WASHINGTON — Google, which briefly considered moving all of its computer servers out of the United States last year after learning how they had been penetrated by the , was looking for a public assurance from that the government would no longer secretly suck data from the company’s corner of the Internet cloud.

In Keeping Grip on Data Pipeline, Obama Does Little to Reassure Industry

Microsoft was listening to see if Mr. Obama would adopt a recommendation from his advisers that the government stop routinely stockpiling flaws in its Windows operating system, then using them to penetrate some foreign computer systems and, in rare cases, launch cyberattacks. Intel and computer security companies were eager to hear Mr. Obama embrace a commitment that the United States would never knowingly move to weaken encryption systems. Jewel v. NSA. In Jewel v.

Jewel v. NSA

NSA, EFF is suing the NSA and other government agencies on behalf of AT&T customers to stop the illegal unconstitutional and ongoing dragnet surveillance of their communications and communications records. Filed in 2008, Jewel v. Calls Out DOJ for Failing to Provide Crucial Public Information in NSA Case. San Francisco - The Electronic Frontier Foundation (EFF) asked a federal court on Friday to order the Department of Justice (DOJ) to release more thorough information about the dragnet electronic surveillance being conducted by the National Security Agency (NSA).

Calls Out DOJ for Failing to Provide Crucial Public Information in NSA Case

The filing in EFF's long-standing case, Jewel v. NSA, also argues that the DOJ must stop pretending that information revealed and publicly acknowledged about government surveillance over the last seven months is still secret. "The government has now publicly admitted much about its mass spying, but its filings before the court still try to claim broad secrecy about some of those same admissions," EFF Legal Director Cindy Cohn said.

The Department of Justice must stop... - Electronic Frontier Foundation (EFF) FB: Obama is announcing his NSA reform plan.... - Electronic Frontier Foundation (EFF) Yahoo CEO Mayer: we faced jail if we revealed NSA surveillance secrets. Mark Zuckerberg of Facebook and Marissa Mayer, the CEO of Yahoo, struck back on Wednesday at critics who have charged tech companies with doing too little to fight off NSA surveillance.

Yahoo CEO Mayer: we faced jail if we revealed NSA surveillance secrets

Mayer said executives faced jail if they revealed government secrets. Yahoo and Facebook, along with other tech firms, are pushing for the right to be allowed to publish the number of requests they receive from the spy agency. Companies are forbidden by law to disclose how much data they provide. During an interview at the Techcrunch Disrupt conference in San Francisco, Mayer was asked why tech companies had not simply decided to tell the public more about what the US surveillance industry was up to. "Releasing classified information is treason and you are incarcerated," she said. Mayer said she was "proud to be part of an organisation that from the beginning, in 2007, has been sceptical of – and has been scrutinizing – those requests [from the NSA].

" "I thought that was really bad," he said. NSA robots are 'collecting' your data, too, and they're getting away with it. Increasingly, we are watched not by people but by algorithms.

NSA robots are 'collecting' your data, too, and they're getting away with it

Amazon and Netflix track the books we buy and the movies we stream, and suggest other books and movies based on our habits. Google and Facebook watch what we do and what we say, and show us advertisements based on our behavior. Google even modifies our web search results based on our previous behavior. Smartphone navigation apps watch us as we drive, and update suggested route information based on traffic congestion. And the National Security Agency, of course, monitors our phone calls, emails and locations, then uses that information to try to identify terrorists. Loophole Shows That, Yes, NSA Has 'Authority' To Spy On Americans.

Right, so remember that claim yesterday from Barack Obama about how there is no domestic surveillance program?

Loophole Shows That, Yes, NSA Has 'Authority' To Spy On Americans

And remember in our post we noted that such a statement might come back to bite him, seeing that Snowden had leaked somewhere between 15,000 to 20,000 more documents to Glenn Greenwald and somewhere in there, it seemed like there was a decent chance there was evidence that Obama was lying? Right, so, funny story... this morning, James Ball and Spencer Ackerman over at the Guardian have published the details of a neat little loophole that does, in fact, give the NSA "authority" to run searches on Americans without any kind of warrant. This is due to a "rule change" in 2011. Obama’s NSA reforms: The devil in the details. Obama’s speech on the National Security Agency Friday charted, at most every turn, a predictable path.

Obama’s NSA reforms: The devil in the details

He called upon notable moments in U.S. history to frame the question of surveillance, he made claims from national security to defend the NSA, he made qualified announcements about reforms to come, he even pointed a finger at those baddies in Russia and China, who most certainly hate freedom and privacy more than the U.S. government — rest assured. It was oration straight out of the president of the United States handbook. To be sure, Obama put forward a number of concrete reforms on Friday. National Security Agency. The National Security Agency (NSA) is a U.S. intelligence agency responsible for providing the United States government with encrypted communications (information assurance) and the reading of encrypted communications (signals intelligence) of other nations.

National Security Agency

The NSA also creates and maintains secure computer network operations for the U.S. Government and prepares for network warfare.[8] Originating as a unit to decipher code communications in World War II, it was officially formed as the NSA by President Truman in 1952. KPFA-Live on USTREAM: To promote cultural diversity and pluralistic community expression To contribute to a lasting un. Watch now: Excellent NSA panel featuring... - Electronic Frontier Foundation (EFF) Last Week Tonight With John Oliver: General Keith Alexander Extended Interview.

“It’s Wall Street and Washington against the rest of us” The USA FREEDOM Act - Congressman Jim Sensenbrenner. Uniting and Strengthening America by Fulfilling Rights and Ending Eavesdropping, Dragnet Collection, and Online Monitoring Act. Brazilian president Rousseff: US surveillance a 'breach of international law' Brazil's president, Dilma Rousseff, has launched a blistering attack on US espionage at the UN general assembly, accusing the NSA of violating international law by its indiscriminate collection of personal information of Brazilian citizens and economic espionage targeted on the country's strategic industries. Rousseff's angry speech was a direct challenge to President Barack Obama, who was waiting in the wings to deliver his own address to the UN general assembly, and represented the most serious diplomatic fallout to date from the revelations by former NSA contractor Edward Snowden.

Rousseff had already put off a planned visit to Washington in protest at US spying, after NSA documents leaked by Snowden revealed that the US electronic eavesdropping agency had monitored the Brazilian president's phone calls, as well as Brazilian embassies and spied on the state oil corporation, Petrobras. "Personal data of citizens was intercepted indiscriminately.