[QODLink]
Americas

US set to announce NSA reforms

Former NSA employee Edward Snowden's leaks to the public have sparked months of controversy and could lead to reforms.

Last updated: 16 Jan 2014 11:56
Email Article
Print Article
Share article
Send Feedback

US President Barack Obama is expected to announce reforms to the way the National Security Agency (NSA) conducts its surveillance of Americans.

The announcement will be made on Friday and follows months of controversy sparked by revelations from former NSA contractor, Edward Snowden.

Forty years ago, the theft of documents from the FBI also led to public alarm over government spying, and eventual reform.

Al Jazeera's Shihab Rattansi met two of those involved in the heist, who have now gone public.

 

82

Source:
Al Jazeera
Email Article
Print Article
Share article
Send Feedback
Topics in this article
People
Country
Organisation
Featured on Al Jazeera
Italy struggles to deal with growing flood of migrants willing to risk their lives to reach the nearest European shores.
Israel's Operation Protective Edge is the third major offensive on the Gaza Strip in six years.
Muslims and Arabs in the US say they face discrimination in many areas of life, 13 years after the 9/11 attacks.
At one UN site alone, approximately four children below the age of five are dying each day.
Featured
Chemotherapy is big business, but some US doctors say it could be overused and are pushing for cheaper and better care.
Amid vote audit and horse-trading, politicians of all hues agree a compromise is needed to avoid political instability.
Part of the joint accord aimed at ending the political impasse establishes an independent National Election Commission.
Rights groups say the US prosecution of terrorism cases targets Muslims and are fraught with abuses.
Local painters forgo experimentation to cater to growing number of foreign buyers.
join our mailing list