Government Braces For Coming Changes To NSA Powers
WASHINGTON (AP) - President Barack Obama's national security team has been arguing today that the government's sweeping domestic surveillance powers need to be retained.
But in testimony to the Senate Judiciary Committee, they acknowledged that some limits appear inevitable. They said they want to work with lawmakers who seem intent on imposing those limits.
The administration is facing unexpectedly harsh opposition from both parties over the formerly-secret program capable of sweeping up the phone records of every American.
Robert Litt, who's counsel to the Office of the Director of National Intelligence, told lawmakers that the administration is "open to re-evaluating this program" so that the public can be more confident that it protects privacy as well as national security.
For the first time, the government is acknowledging publicly that using what it calls "hop analysis," it can analyze the phone records of millions of Americans in the hunt for just one suspected terrorist. That's because NSA analysts can look not just at a suspect's phone records, but also the records of everyone he calls, everyone who calls those people and everyone who calls those people.
Thursday, December 5 2013 9:19 PM EST2013-12-06 02:19:22 GMT
UPDATE: On Thursday two people were arrested after a high speed chase. It ended in the area of 13th & Lindeke near Hwy. 195.>>
UPDATE: On Thursday two people were arrested after a high speed chase. It ended in the area of 13th & Lindeke near Hwy. 195. Spokane County Sheriff's Deputies tell KHQ that the male driver rammed at least 2 patrol vehicles before being taken into custody. >>>SEND BREAKING NEWS PHOTOS TO PIX@KHQ.COM| >>
Friday, November 29 2013 10:18 AM EST2013-11-29 15:18:30 GMT
SPOKANE, Wash. - When it comes to shopping around for a house, it's always fun to dream. We did a search for some of the most expensive homes for sale right now in Spokane.>>
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Tuesday afternoon the North Idaho Violent Crimes Task Force arrested 22-year-old Michael Anthony Sanchez in connection with the robbery of the Dominos Pizza that happened in Hayden back on November 15th. In a press release issued Thursday afternoon, the Kootenai County Sheriff's Office did not elaborate on details of the arrest.>>
Thursday, December 5 2013 11:58 AM EST2013-12-05 16:58:01 GMT
WASHINGTON (AP) - The White House is stepping up efforts to extend jobless benefits to long-term unemployed Americans.>>
WASHINGTON (AP) - The White House is stepping up efforts to extend jobless benefits to long-term unemployed Americans, arguing that more than a million people will lose the assistance if it isn't renewed by the end of the month, slowing economic growth.>>
Wednesday, December 4 2013 11:03 PM EST2013-12-05 04:03:37 GMT
Passwords for some of the most popular internet sites, including Facebook, Twitter and Google have been stolen and apparently leaked on the internet. >>
Passwords for some of the most popular internet sites, including Facebook, Twitter and Google have been stolen and apparently leaked on the internet. SpiderLabs says it uncovered the passwords during its latest internet sweep for the "Pony Botnet Controller," a malware-spreading set of programs. What this basically means is that the passwords were not leaked by Facebook or the other companies, but from thousands of computers infected with the malware.>>