Letters: Let’s make NSA work for us

AnchorageJanuary 1, 2014 

Is the National Security Agency misnamed?

Federal judge Richard Leon found that the NSA phone data program “likely” violates the Constitution, and compares the agency to Orwell’s Big Brother. There is no evidence that collecting phone and online logs on all customers has stopped terrorist attacks. Even columnists Cal Thomas and Maureen Dowd agree that something must be done. Let’s use this opportunity to consider security thoughtfully and create guidelines to make the NSA work for us. The Review Group on Intelligence and Communications Technologies recently released their report on NSA activities. We would do well to adopt their appropriate recommendations and restore our citizens’ rights.

— Cheryl Lovegreen

Anchorage

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