Interviewed in front of an audience at the Aspen Security Forum by NBC's Pete Wlliams, General Keith Alexander, Director of the National Security Agency, echoed the old (two) party line that everything changed after the terrorist attacks of 9/11, and that's why the US government needs to set the National Security Agency to tracking everybody's communications. And, as you might guess he'd say, keeping all of that snooping hidden is for our own good.
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