NSA Director Defends Surveillance Programs As Critical Tools in Fight Against Terrorism

┬áSteve Neavling ticklethewire.com The director of the National Security Agency forcefully defended the surveillance programs Wednesday that kept tabs on Internet activity and collected millions of telephone records, the Associated Press reports. The once-secret programs, which was disclosed this month to an incensed public, were invaluable tools in the fight against terrorism, said NSA Director…

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NSA Debate Likely to Extend to Confirmation Hearings of James Comey

Steve Neavling ticklethewire.com President Obama’s nominee to lead the FBI, James Comey, is likely to face scrutiny over government surveillance following the discovery that the NSA had access to virtually all Americans’ phones, The Wall Street Journal reports. That’s because Comey, a former prosecutor, is intimately familiar with surveillance. In 2004, Comey threatened to resign…

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