SKEPTICAL

Obama to Make NSA Less Orwellian

Victory for Edward Snowden? Next week, President Obama is expected to outline his proposals to reform the National Security Agency program that collects data on Americans, according to administration officials. While the decisions have not been finalized, he reportedly favors an extension of the Privacy Act of 1974 to extend to non-U.S. citizens, the creation of an advocacy post for privacy issues, and a restructuring of the phone data program so a third party or phone companies would house the data, not the NSA.