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Obama Tried to Stop Judge From Path- Breaking Victory for Fourth Amendment Against NSA and Shows Flaw in Obama Arguments About 1979 Supreme Court Decision.
Brett Max Kaufman, ACLU National Security Project
Ho, ho, ho it s the holiday season and we re calling, texting, emailing, and engaging in digital communication like never before, but at least, thanks to Edward Snowden who initiated a historic debate about surveillance and privacy we now know our private communications aren t as private as we thought, the NSA is tuning in and collecting massive amounts of our data. But, perhaps Judge Richard Leon s recent court decision, the recommendations of a government panel on surveillance policy and pressure on Congress to abolish the spy agency s surveillance programs will finally dump the lump of coal in the NSA s stocking it so deserves. Building Bridges will shed light on how the government is collecting, sharing and storing our data, go inside Judge Leon s ruling, analyze the government s panel's recommendations on changes to the NSA and discuss what else we need to do to protect our privacy.
Whistleblower Edward Snowden, who revealed the mass surveillance programs which were organized by the US & other governments, gives this year's The Alternative Christmas Message on Britain s Channel 4.
produced by Mimi Rosenberg and Ken Nash
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