Amidst the Obama administration’s proposal that Congress overhaul the National Security Agency’s surveillance program, some are questioning whether the government can honestly promise it isn’t spying on U.S. citizens, particularly when they communicate with those abroad, The Washington Post reports. “It’s very clear there are enormous loopholes,” said Jonathan Mayer, a cybersecurity fellow at Stanford University’s Center for International Security and Cooperation. “Their rules, combined with their capabilities, cut against the classical protections built into our legal system.” He added there are a number of factors that could help spy agencies circumvent the rules. (Registration may be required to access this story.)
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