Originally published on Fri June 13, 2014 12:55 pm
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If someone tapped your Internet connection, what would he find out about you?
It's been just over a year since Edward Snowden became a household name, and his disclosures about the reach and extent of the National Security Agency's online monitoring programs led to headlines around the world.
But one big, basic question remains more or less unanswered: What exactly does the NSA's surveillance reveal?
To try to answer that question, I had my home office bugged.
Colorado Democratic Senator Mark Udall is praising President Obama’s plan to end the National Security Agency’s bulk data collection of American’s phone records. The plan would keep phone records in the hands of private telephone companies and require a court order to access specific records.
Former NSA contractor Edward Snowden will speak via videoconference to the attendees of South by Southwest Interactive later this morning, and you can bet a much wider audience than just those here in Austin will be watching.
LISTEN: President Obama's national security address
(This post was most recently updated at 1:30 p.m. ET.)
Saying that "critics are right to point out that without proper safeguards, this type of program could be used to yield more information about our private lives," President Obama said Friday that he wants the National Security Agency to stop holding on to massive amounts of "metadata" about the phone calls and electronic communications of millions of people around the world.