NSA

White House Task Force Report on NSA Yields Praise From Washington Critics, Some Civil Liberties Advocates

Task force recommends NSA stop spying so pervasively

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If President Obama hoped an outside expert panel could quiet public criticism about U.S. intelligence techniques in the wake of Edward Snowden's revelations, he may get his wish, at least for a spell.

On Wednesday, a group of intelligence and legal specialists ended a two-month probe of National Security Agency practices by unveiling 300 pages of critiques, rebukes, reminders about constitutional rights and praise for whistleblowers and a free press, plus 46 specific recommendations that Obama and Congress have said they will consider … next year.

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