and protect your online privacy a new oversight board met today to discuss possible changes to the patriot act as well as to fires up but does this board actually have the power to change n.s.a. policy details on that ahead. and a german news magazine has published a manifesto written by n.s.a. whistleblower edward snowden the former contractor is pleading for clemency from the u.s. government but white house officials have scoffed at the request more on that coming up and in iran thousands gathered outside the former u.s. embassy the anti-american protests marks the anniversary of the one nine hundred seventy nine seizure of that former embassy in tehran more on the troubled path between the two nations later in the show. it's monday november fourth five pm in washington d.c. i'm lynn neary david and you're watching r.t.e. . we begin today with a special hearing held by the privacy and civil liberties oversight board or the p c l o b the public hearing took place today in washington d.c. and was meant to take into consideration the recommended changes to both the patriot act and to five a
the bands for private information gagging recipients of the first amendment to the patriot act national rules first we lose the privacy that enables speech then we let our government expand its reach into your bank account your medical records. your browsing history. library down the street if it was still open the bureau.
act edward snowden's leaks revealed a secret reinterpretation of section two fifteen of the patriot act by the n.s.a. and the fai's a court that gave the n.s.a. enormous power to collect americans phone records in the feinstein bill rule will remove this program section two fifteen program for murky legal grounds and officially codified into law electronic frontier foundation called the bill disingenuous saying don't be fooled the bill codifies some of the n.s.a.'s worst practices would be a huge setback for everyone's privacy and it would permanently entrenched in his collection of every phone record held by u.s. telecoms this is not synonomous a reform bill it's in a say entrenchment bill senator mark udall who's been critical of the n.s.a. argued the n.s.a. is ongoing and base of surveillance of americans private information does not respect our constitutional values and needs fundamental reform not incidental changes unfortunately the bill passed by the senate intelligence committee does not go far enough to address the n.s.a.'s overreaching domestic surveillance programs. senat
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