NSA Head: ‘Transparency’
But do we trust them?
In his first interview after taking the reins of the oft-criticized NSA, Mike Rogers, a four-star admiral, told Reuters the organization needed “transparency” and “accountability.” Rogers, who headed NSA since April, worked previously as a cryptologist and was a frontrunner for the position before the Edward Snowden leaks. He told Reuters how upset he was when, growing up, he learned the CIA, NSA and FBI illegally spied on U.S. citizens in the 70s. “I can remember being very impassioned with my father, and telling him: ‘Dad, what kind of nation would we ever want to be that would allow something like this to happen?’” What kind of nation indeed. Forty years later, do we trust the government with that much secret power and its track record not to abuse it? More…
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