The U.S. National Security Agency (NSA) continues to make headlines, most recently with a report the NSA “routinely shares raw intelligence data with Israel without first sifting it to remove information about U.S. citizens,” The Guardian reports. Citing a document released by Edward Snowden, the report describes an intelligence-sharing deal between the NSA and its Israeli counterpart. Meanwhile, Yahoo CEO Marissa Mayer and Facebook’s Mark Zuckerberg are hitting back at critics of tech companies, saying “U.S. government did a 'bad job' of balancing people's privacy and duty to protect.” Tech executives did not tell the public about the NSA surveillance because, Mayer said, "Releasing classified information is treason” and would mean incarceration. Meanwhile, an editorial in Wanganui Chronicle asks when it comes to tracking data to stop terrorist attacks, “Is this worth a potential risk to the privacy of any New Zealand citizen?”
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