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Time to Tame the NSA

Posted By Barry Ritholtz On September 29, 2013 @ 7:00 pm In Legal,Really, really bad calls,War/Defense | Comments Disabled


“We have learned that in pursuit of its bureaucratic mission to obtain signals intelligence in a pervasively networked world, the NSA has mounted a systematic campaign against the foundations of American power: constitutional checks and balances, technological leadership, and market entrepreneurship. The NSA scandal is no longer about privacy, or a particular violation of constitutional or legislative obligations. The American body politic is suffering a severe case of auto-immune disease: our defense system is attacking other critical systems of our body.”

- Yochai Benkler, law professor and director of the Berkman Center for Internet & Society at Harvard University, The Guardian [1].

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[1] The Guardian: http://www.theguardian.com/commentisfree/2013/sep/13/nsa-behemoth-trampling-rights

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