Privacy Matters

The president’s proposals are a decent first step toward real change, but the surveillance state’s underlying powers can only be changed by Congress.


At a hearing Tuesday, the president’s review board said their changes to domestic surveillance aren’t drastic. No wonder: their boss is going to reject the ones with teeth.


When tech companies wouldn’t cooperate on surveillance, the spies bugged and hacked them like everyone else. Maybe now they’ll fight for privacy.