aNewDomain.net — Now, in the days after Obama’s NSA speech, clear-headed assessments of what the U.S. president has to offer are coming to the fore. The Electronic Frontier Foundation (EFF) has done some critical thinking and come up with a helpful Obama NSA scorecard infographic, included below. It gives you an idea of where privacy advocates criticize presidential thinking most — and where the U.S. president really stands in terms of the issues raised by the NSA and its various e-surveillance programs.
In a statement, EFF reps sum up the Obama NSA scorecard infographic:
We have put together a scorecard showing how Obama’s announcements stack up against 12 common sense fixes that should be a minimum for reforming NSA surveillance. Each necessary reform was worth 1 point, and we were willing to award partial credit for steps in the right direction. On that scale, President Obama racked up 3.5 points out of a possible 12.”
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