[nexa] R: Editoriale NYT: "Surveillance: A Threat to Democracy"

f.pizzetti at tiscali.it f.pizzetti at tiscali.it
Thu Jun 13 12:30:39 CEST 2013

Come hai ragione Juan Carlos. Andrebbe detto alla NSA (ma lo fa anche il NY che pure ospita interventi spudorati come quelli di Brooks) e ai tanti libertari di casa nostra che negano ogni regolazione a costi di mettere tutti nelle mani degli OTT e delle strutture di sicurezza e controllo.Franco

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Da: "J.C. DE MARTIN" <demartin at polito.it> 
Data: 13/06/2013  11:08  (GMT+01:00) 
A: NEXA List <nexa at server-nexa.polito.it> 
Oggetto: [nexa] Editoriale NYT: "Surveillance: A Threat to Democracy" 
Dovrebbe essere semplice buon senso, eppure c'è bisogno di ripeterlo
e ripeterlo, particolarmente in Italia....

juan carlos 

June 11, 2013
Surveillance: A Threat to Democracy


A new Washington Post-Pew Research Center poll found that a majority of Americans are untroubled by revelations about the National Security Agency’s dragnet collection of the phone records of millions of citizens, without any individual suspicion and regardless of any connection to a counterterrorism investigation.

Perhaps the lack of a broader sense of alarm is not all that surprising when President Obama, Senator Dianne Feinstein, the Democratic chairwoman of the Intelligence Committee, and intelligence officials insist that such surveillance is crucial to the nation’s antiterrorism efforts.

But Americans should not be fooled by political leaders putting forward a false choice. The issue is not whether the government should vigorously pursue terrorists. The question is whether the security goals can be achieved by less-intrusive or sweeping means, without trampling on democratic freedoms and basic rights. 


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