The U.S. government is working to restrain intelligence agencies, and Americans should applaud. On March 25, major proposals were announced. The Obama administration seeks to end government bulk collection of phone records by the super-secret National Security Agency and require court approv…
INDIANAPOLIS | The Republican-controlled Indiana House has completed its work on House-sponsored legislation, and next week will begin considering measures approved by the Republican-controlled Senate.
Region views on eavesdropping
Megan Bruce, Chesterton | "I don't think so. Privacy is a good thing. It could be helpful in giving the sense of security, but a lot of people would get away anyway."
Cindy Koehler, Schererville | "It's kind of iffy for me. I understand why they do it, but I personally wouldn't want to be spied on. If I knew that it's keeping me safe, then I guess I'd accept it."
Terry Zych, East Chicago | "We want to utilize every advantage that we possibly can. Bugging, wiretapping and drones, the more high-tech the better. We should utilize our technology to its fullest."
Vicki Ciena, Lake Station | "No. Why would it be OK to do it to them but not to us? I feel I'm being watched all the time, but I don't think about it or I'd never leave the house."
Enrique Rivera, Lansing | "No. We have no business in foreign countries. We have too many problems here. It's like being a terrorist or a snitch."
Sean O'Rourke, Portage | "No. I think we have enough situations here to focus on. We need more faith in God."
James Clapper, director of national intelligence, took a hard line on Oct. 29 in testimony before the Intelligence Committee of the U.S. House of Representatives. He argued that alarm over electronic monitoring of foreign leaders and vast numbers of citizens is misplaced.
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