Review Board Drives NSA Activities into Further Secrecy

Surveillance experts slam Obama’s new post-Snowden watchdog.

President Barack Obama, shown Friday, Aug. 9, 2013, at the White House in Washington, is seeing declining approval ratings this summer.

President Barack Obama, shown Friday, Aug. 9, 2013, at the White House in Washington, is seeing declining approval ratings this summer.

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"We have very short term political memories," she says. "As we move further away from 9/11, the security imperative of these collection efforts seems to be diminishing."

"The sense of urgency is fading," she adds.

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