Tom Gjelten http://wvxu.org en Senate Committee Lays Blame For Benghazi With State Department http://wvxu.org/post/senate-committee-lays-blame-benghazi-state-department Transcript <p>AUDIE CORNISH, HOST: <p>The Senate Intelligence Committee today delivered its analysis of the 2012 attack on the U.S. diplomatic post in Benghazi, Libya. Four Americans were killed in that attack, including the U.S. ambassador to Libya, Chris Stevens. It's a bipartisan report. Democrats and Republicans on the committee agreed, among other things, that the attack might have been prevented if the State Department had taken better precautions at the Benghazi post.<p>For more on the report, we're joined by NPR's Tom Gjelten. Wed, 15 Jan 2014 22:53:00 +0000 Tom Gjelten 21909 at http://wvxu.org Profit, Not Just Principle, Has Tech Firms Concerned With NSA http://wvxu.org/post/profit-not-just-principle-has-tech-firms-concerned-nsa Along with the privacy advocates and the national security establishment, there is another set of players with strong views on NSA surveillance programs: U.S. tech companies.<p>Google and five other companies weighed in on the surveillance debate last month, sending a letter to members of the Senate Judiciary Committee, supporting legislation to reform National Security Agency surveillance programs.<p>Their intervention was in part prompted by the news that the NSA had apparently managed to penetrate some of their data centers in Europe. Wed, 20 Nov 2013 08:23:00 +0000 Tom Gjelten 19883 at http://wvxu.org Profit, Not Just Principle, Has Tech Firms Concerned With NSA Technology Outpacing Policymakers, Needs Of NSA http://wvxu.org/post/technology-outpacing-policymakers-needs-nsa The controversy over the National Security Agency's surveillance programs has exposed a problem in the oversight of those programs: The development of the relevant technology has outpaced the laws and policies that govern its use.<p>"The technology is moving very fast," says Joel Brenner, a former NSA general counsel. "Legislation moves very slowly. Policy moves pretty slowly. The people who write policy don't always understand technology, and the people who write legislation almost never understand technology. Tue, 19 Nov 2013 07:54:00 +0000 Tom Gjelten 19850 at http://wvxu.org Technology Outpacing Policymakers, Needs Of NSA U.S. Tech Firms May Be Feeling Bite From NSA Spying Reports http://wvxu.org/post/us-tech-firms-may-be-feeling-bite-nsa-spying-reports Recent disclosures about NSA surveillance have affected U.S. relations with allies and tainted America's image around the world. Now the fallout seems to be creeping into the U.S. Fri, 15 Nov 2013 21:25:00 +0000 Tom Gjelten 19743 at http://wvxu.org Intelligence Officials Aim To Pre-Empt More Surveillance Leaks http://wvxu.org/post/intelligence-officials-aim-preempt-more-surveillance-leaks NSA officials are bracing for more surveillance disclosures from the documents taken by former contractor Edward Snowden — and they want to get out in front of the story.<p>In a recent speech, NSA Director Keith Alexander said Snowden may have taken as many as 200,000 NSA documents with him when he left his post in Hawaii. Wed, 13 Nov 2013 22:45:00 +0000 Tom Gjelten 19645 at http://wvxu.org Intelligence Officials Aim To Pre-Empt More Surveillance Leaks