Today, President Obama met with his Review Group on Intelligence and Communications Technologies — Richard Clarke, Michael Morell, Geoffrey Stone, Cass Sunstein and Peter Swire — to discuss the report they submitted to the President on December 13. This meeting offered President Obama an opportunity to hear directly from the group’s members and discuss the thinking behind the 46 recommendations in their report.
Over the next several weeks, as we bring to a close the Administration’s overall review of signals intelligence, the President will work with his national security team to study the Review Group’s report, and to determine which recommendations we should implement. The President will also continue consulting with Congress as reform proposals are considered in each chamber.
“Their job wasn’t to protect privacy or deter abuses, it was to ‘restore public confidence’ in these spying activities. Many of the recommendations they made are cosmetic changes,” Snowden said in an email exchange with the Globo TV channel.
Anybody have any guesses about how NSA is acting as a “domestic security service”? http://t.co/NpZ7xw9Ecm My guess: policing IP.
— emptywheel (@emptywheel) December 19, 2013
Does this NSA report recommendation imply that NSA is conducting offensive cyber attacks against financial systems? pic.twitter.com/UlO0HN1vH7
— Trevor Timm (@trevortimm) December 18, 2013
UPDATE 01/14/2014 Senate Judiciary Committee Hearing with President’s NSA Review Group