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Sen. Wyden On The Tensions Between Liberty And Security

OPB | March 19, 2014 12:30 p.m.

Ron Wyden (D-OR) is one of the Senate’s most vocal watchdogs on the issue of data collection by intelligence agencies. He gave a speech Tuesday through the World Affairs Council of Oregon on balancing the needs for security and civil liberties.

Wyden talked about some of the controversial tactics used by the National Security Agency and the Central Intelligence Agency to gather information. He said there is a “culture of misinformation” among these agencies that is aimed at exaggerating the effectiveness of their programs, while understating their intrusiveness.

We’ll hear some of the highlights on air, and you can listen to the full speech below:


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