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US Commerce Department is advising the president on NSA spying reform

09
Jan
2014

American tech companies whose customers and networks have been compromised by the National Security Agencys sweeping surveillance efforts may have a new sympathetic ear inside Washington: the Commerce Department. Weve been talking to various constituencies within the business community, we understand their issues [with NSA spying], said US Commerce Secretary Penny Pritzker, speaking today at CES 2014 in Las Vegas, the first Commerce Secretary to do an open QA at the gadget conference. Pritzker also said that her division is part of the conversation going on now inside the White House about reviewing the NSAs surveillance powers. We very much have a voice at the table, Pritzker added, saying that President Obama would make something public shortly.

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