Twitter CEO Dick Costolo Can’t Tell You About NSA Abuses
The CEO of a leading American company isn’t legally permitted to say if he’s been approached with government requests for information on Americans that he regards as abusive. In fact, he’d be perfectly free to say, “I’ve never gotten any abusive requests from the government.” But if certain kinds of abusive requests occurred he’d be barred from revealing them. He is left to squirm under questioning, because to tell the truth would imperil his freedom.
NSA Backlash Hits Privacy Legislation
And despite a push by the Obama administration, members have gone silent on a bill to expand federal wiretapping capabilities — the Communications Assistance for Law Enforcement Act.