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[liberationtech] Watch 2013 Barack Obama Debate 2006 Joe Biden Over NSA Surveillance

James S. Tyre jstyre at eff.org
Fri Jun 14 14:23:50 PDT 2013


https://www.eff.org/deeplinks/2013/06/watch-2013-president-obama-debate-2006-joe-biden-over-nsa-surveillance

JUNE 14, 2013 | BY DAVE MAASS AND TREVOR TIMM

Watch 2013 Barack Obama Debate 2006 Joe Biden Over NSA Surveillance

After a leaked FISA court document revealed that the National Security Agency (NSA) is vacuuming up private data on
millions of innocent Americans by collecting all the phone records of Verizon customers, President Obama responded by
saying "let's have a debate" about the scope of US surveillance powers.

At EFF, we couldn't agree more. It turns out, President Obama's most formative debate partner over the invasiveness
of NSA domestic surveillance could his Vice President Joe Biden. Back in 2006, when the NSA surveillance program was
first revealed by the New York Times, then-Senator Biden was one of the program's most articulate critics. As the
FISA court order shows, the scope of NSA surveillance program has not changed much since 2006, except for the
occupant in the White House.

Watch this video, as Senator Biden from 2006 directly refutes each point President Obama made about the NSA
surveillance program at his news conference last week.

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