On January 27, 1975, Senator Frank Church led a new Senate committee formed to investigate allegations of U.S. government spying on its own citizens. The committee’s report laid the groundwork for today’s controversy over NSA surveillance programs.
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Imagine opening your mailbox to find a note that reads, “Show all mail to [supervisor] for copying prior to going out on the street.” Last year, one man did just that, leading to the discovery of secret surveillance programs for U.S. snail mail.
The award-winning debate program Intelligence Squared U.S. returned to the National Constitution Center for a no-holds barred debate on Tuesday night about phone records and the Fourth Amendment. Watch the full video here.
Is digital technology a threat to our civil liberties? Jeffrey Rosen, president and CEO of the National Constitution Center, joined Princeton University computer scientist Ed Felten for a conversation about our cyber rights at the Woodrow Wilson School.
As Americans reflect on the 13th anniversary of the 9/11 terrorist attacks, the debate continues about the proper balance of privacy rights and security concerns needed in an asymmetrical world.