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Government spying needs to be debated


POSTED: 01:30 a.m. HST, Jun 08, 2013

~~<p>Congress was quick following the Sept. 11, 2001, attacks to authorize aggressive powers for President George W. Bush's administration to engage in surveillance at a level that eroded Americans' right to privacy.</p>
<p>President Barack Obama once was correctly critical of such policies, but now has not only embraced but expanded the National Security Agency program called Prism that was recently renewed by Congress. His present defense of the broad data mining is both alarming and unacceptable.</p>
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Congress was quick following the Sept. 11, 2001, attacks to authorize aggressive powers for President George W. Bush's administration to engage in surveillance at a level that eroded Americans' right to privacy.

President Barack Obama once was correctly critical of such policies, but now has not only embraced but expanded the National Security Agency program called Prism that was recently renewed by Congress. His present defense of the broad data mining is both alarming and unacceptable. Login for more...



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