The National Security Agency and privacy
June 21, 2013
Guests: Sebastian Rotella, Tom Shorrock and David Barrett
The revelation that the National Security Agency (NSA) has been collecting data on millions of Americans has ignited a debate about security and privacy in this country. This hour, we’ll get three different perspectives on NSA programs and government’s data-mining. First we talk with SEBASTIAN ROTELLA, a senior reporter for ProPublica about how the NSA is using the information. Then, we learn about government contractor Booz Allen Hamilton and the privatizing of government surveillance with TIM SHORROCK, author of Spies for Hire: the Secret World of Intelligence Outsourcing. And finally, DAVID BARRETT, professor of political science, gives us some historical perspective on government surveillance and public opinion.