Obama Panel Recommends New Limits on N.S.A. Spying

A panel of outside advisers urged President Obama on Wednesday to impose major oversight and some restrictions on the National Security Agency, arguing that in the past dozen years its powers had been enhanced at the expense of personal privacy.The panel recommended changes in the way the agency collects the telephone data of Americans, spies on foreign leaders and prepares for cyberattacks abroad.
http://www.nytimes.com/2013/12/19/us/politics/report-on-nsa-surveillance-tactics.htmlAlso see:Surveillance review board recommends U.S. shift to cyber defence
The task force appointed by the White House to review controversial surveillance programmes and other operations by the National Security Agency has recommended policy shifts that emphasise cybersecurity defence.Among other proposals, the five-member panel’s report issued on Wednesday said the NSA should refrain from inserting deliberate weaknesses in encryption systems that “guard global commerce.”

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