With Plan to Overhaul Spying, the Divisiveness Is in the Details

The roiling debate over security and liberty did not end with President Obama’s newly announced overhaul of surveillance practices. Rather, it now enters a volatile next phase as intelligence agencies and a divided Congress try to turn principles into policy.In responding to months of uproar about government spying, Mr. Obama left to be decided the details that would determine just how meaningful the change he promised would be. He asked security officials to develop ways to protect the privacy of foreigners. He asked Congress to help figure out how to store bulk telephone data. He invited other proposals to restructure a secret intelligence court.

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