HOT BLAST: Privacy vs. security (Take our reader poll on the NSA)
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(AP Photo/Damian Dovarganes, File)
(AP Photo/Damian Dovarganes, File)
This has been a big week for the National Security Agency and its post-9/11 practices

On Monday, a federal judge said the NSA's collection of phone records of U.S. calls was unconstitutional.

On Wednesday, a presidential panel examining NSA procedures released its recommendations to better secure U.S. citizens' privacy. From the AP article:

The collection of U.S. phone records and the spying on other governments and their citizens would continue. But Americans' phone records would be held by phone companies, not the NSA, and multiple court orders, rather than just one, could be required before the information could be searched.

Other changes: The president would have to sign off personally on spying on foreign leaders, and foreigners would have greater rights not to be spied upon. Foreign countries could enter into do-not-spy agreements with the U.S. The White House would have to sign off on spying on just about anything deemed sensitive.  

So, where do you stand on the privacy vs. security platform? Take our reader survey below.



Is the NSA's mass collection of phone records constitutional?

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