15 ways to make sense of calls for NSA reform

President Obama has called for reforms to the National Security Agency's programs in order to strike a balance between privacy and security. However, contrasts abound between what the president has said and what his own review group and independent agencies propose.
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Making Sense of the Calls for NSA Reform

After conducting multiple reviews of the National Security Agency's so-called signals intelligence -- monitoring phone calls and electronic communications for national security threats -- President Obama has concluded that reforms to the programs are in order to strike the right balance between security and the right to privacy. But how far should they go?

The modifications the president outlined are a study in contrast when viewed alongside the proposals from a special review group Obama convened, and are also markedly different from the recent conclusion of the Privacy and Civil Liberties Oversight Board, an independent agency chartered on the recommendation of the 9/11 Commission. After a flurry of recent discussion, we're taking stock of who said what, and what reforms might be forthcoming.

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