The Wenatchee World

Weather:

Weather

Five-day forecast

Remove this weather forecast

Tonight

Lo40° Showers Likely

Friday

Hi60° Breezy

Friday Night

Lo38° Partly Cloudy

Saturday

Hi65° Partly Sunny

Saturday Night

Lo40° Partly Cloudy

Sunday

Hi64° Mostly Sunny

Sunday Night

Lo43° Mostly Cloudy

Monday

Hi67° Mostly Cloudy

Monday Night

Lo46° Chance Showers

Tuesday

Hi62° Slight Chc Showers

A White House whitewash of the NSA? Critics question task force’s autonomy

Send to Kindle
Print This

WASHINGTON — President Barack Obama has announced the names of the five members of a task force to examine the National Security Agency’s controversial collection of Internet and cell phone records, but privacy and open government advocates say they don’t believe the panel is likely to be very critical of the NSA program.

At the time Obama announced the panel’s creation Aug. 9, anger at the extent of the NSA collection efforts was at its height, and the president’s move was intended to calm growing congressional calls for curbs on the program. Obama said the panel would be made up of outside experts and would review the government’s use of its intelligence-gathering capabilities and whether it adhered to constitutional standards.

View my optionsorSign in