posted on Jan, 8 2014 @ 01:47 PM
I heard about this on my local NPR the other night and hadn't seen it discussed on here yet. Though Im not sure if this deserves its own thread or if
its better suited as added info on another thread. Move as needed.
The panel also urged legislation that would require the FBI to obtain judicial approval before it can use a national security letter or
administrative subpoena to obtain Americans’ financial, phone and other records. That would eliminate one of the tool’s main attractions: that it
can be employed quickly without court approval.
So Mr. Obama back in August or so had set-up his own review board to look over the NSA and see what can be done to make the people happy.
It has been said by some that most of the recommendations by the board were fairly radical considering this is the prez's own review board. Their
recommendations were unforeseen by anyone. But, the truth is I like seeing it...
They even went outside their scope and recommended splitting the NSA from the pentagon. Thats not even something they were asked to look into.
Anyway, there's alot to say about this so have at it.
edit on 8-1-2014 by Chickensalad because: (no reason given)