Obama's NSA Speech Gets Mixed Tech Sector Reactions
Telecommunications providers, Internet companies and privacy advocates are giving President Obama mixed reviews for his Friday reform speech.By Evan Thomas | January 18, 2014
Now that President Obama's hotly-anticipated NSA reform address has had a day to sink in, tech companies, privacy watchdogs and telecom providers are giving him mixed scores.
The president's proposed changes include requiring a FISA court order to query the NSA's phone records metadata collections, custody of which could eventually be handed off to a third party like the wireless carriers. (Via C-SPAN)
Obama also promised more privacy protections for non-U.S. citizens, surveillance restrictions on friendly heads of state and the creation of a public advocacy board that will appear in cases before the FISA court. (Via The White House)