Obama to announce plans for NSA reforms this Friday

By Himanshu Arora ยท 12 replies
Jan 13, 2014
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  1. US President Barack Obama will announce his highly anticipated plans for NSA reforms on January 17, the Wall Street Journal reports. According to the report, the President will likely call for a mix of executive actions and measures that would...

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  2. MilwaukeeMike

    MilwaukeeMike TS Evangelist Posts: 2,890   +1,224

    Since when do non-Americans get protections granted under American law? They don't have to pay tax and they don't have to follow American laws, but now we're going give them American rights? Yeah, I know the NSA was spying on other countries, but that is their job after all.

    On the surface this sounds like someone might be stopping the courts from granting privileges to the govt to spy on Americans, but since it's the 'Foreign' Intelligence Surveillance Court, I'm going to guess that it does nothing to protect Americans at all.

    Great, so all that collected data is going to be kept in two places instead of one. I'm sure that'll make it much harder for ID thieves to get a hold of it. We all know the best solution to protect personal information is to make copies of it.

    And where's the 4th recommendation... the one where they STOP SPYING on Americans?! Sounds like Obama is doing more to protect foreigners than Americans.
  3. hahahanoobs

    hahahanoobs TS Evangelist Posts: 2,046   +680

    Thank you Mr. Snowden. Something is better than nothing.
  4. cliffordcooley

    cliffordcooley TS Guardian Fighter Posts: 9,744   +3,710

    There still yet to prove he is not a foreigner himself. I'm just saying, personally I don't care where he came from. And to be honest I grew tired of hearing about the search for his birth certificate. He was already sworn in, and they searched as if finding evidence against him would do anything to remove him from office. And to think the next one will (or would have been) be any better is a dream state.
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  5. Neojt

    Neojt TS Addict Posts: 223   +56

    The last recommandation ... don't get caught
  6. Wendig0

    Wendig0 TechSpot Paladin Posts: 1,136   +131

    Are we supposed to take Obama at his word? Look at how well that's worked out for us so far. He still hasn't kept the campaign promises he made in his first term.
  7. MilwaukeeMike

    MilwaukeeMike TS Evangelist Posts: 2,890   +1,224

    I know... I thought about taking that shot but didn't. Obama has enough painfully true verifiable problems to focus on that I try not to draw attention to the ones that are probably bogus.
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  8. Mooseinadesert

    Mooseinadesert TS Rookie Posts: 25   +8

    He only brings reform when he gets caught.
  9. IvanAwfulitch

    IvanAwfulitch TS Booster Posts: 218   +11

    Nobody ever said the reform was with the people in mind.
  10. cliffordcooley

    cliffordcooley TS Guardian Fighter Posts: 9,744   +3,710

    Then why bother with the announcement?
  11. davislane1

    davislane1 TS Grand Inquisitor Posts: 4,741   +3,757

    To the man's credit, he has performed exactly as all of his detractors had expected.
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  12. This is nothing more than the Obama Administration trying to save face. He will act like he is "on the job" "taking action" to reform this evil program that he "knew nothing about", and the ***** voters(the ones who voted for him in the first place) will believe it! Just as they always do.

    The equal protection to non American citizens is again, is just a ploy. Its just a headline to set people at ease as they do the same thing they were doing before. I for one, could care less about this fact. The sole purpose of government is protection of its citizens. So spying on other nations under the guidelines of national security is acceptable. They are not protected under the 4th amendment. Citizens however, are protected. Whats wrong with the government having this capability, but requiring a warrant to obtain the information? You know, like the law says it has to be. That way their is accountability. But with a media backing his every move, who is to stop him?

    Remember kids, "absolute power corrupts absolutely".
  13. tonylukac

    tonylukac TS Evangelist Posts: 1,374   +69

    They really don't seem to know what their employees are doing. Anyway, they announced this many times. Just do it.

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