In an effort to address citizens’ privacy and civil liberty concerns, President Obama announced today that intelligence agencies would now be required to obtain a court’s permission to access metadata from telephones. What do you think?


“As long as the government has to ask permission from the government first, everything should be okay.”

Stacey Simmons • Bacteriologist

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“Now phone conversations won’t feel as thrilling.”

Bruce Greenwood • Cushion Filler

“Finally, me and my terrorist buddies can get back to business.”

Andre Dern • Systems Analyst