Mike Becky

Obama’s NSA Phone Spying Reforms Might Make Things Worse ➝

David Kravets:

To give Americans a modicum of privacy, Congress must quarantine away from law enforcement officials the data the telcos would be compelled to store and only grant access to the NSA upon approval of the Foreign Intelligence Surveillance Court’s approval. The NSA said it queried its vast database just 300 times last year.

Here’s an idea: stop saving the data at all and require warrants to obtain the data from telcos.

I imagine things will have to get a lot worse before citizens are pissed off enough to force the government to change for the better.