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Government Spying Hurts Journalists and Lawyers, Report Says | TIME Magazine

July 30, 2014
A report released earlier this month by the New America Foundation argues the NSA deliberately weakens cybersecurity, making online communications, study authors argue, less secure in general.

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The U.S. Economy Is A Casualty Of NSA Surveillance Programs | io9

July 29, 2014
The report, Surveillance Costs: The NSA's Impact on the Economy, Internet Freedom & Cybersecurity, is available online at the New America Foundation.

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Leahy's new USA Freedom Act — Out this morning: The costs of surveillance — FCC Commissioners talk telecom policy with MMTC | Politico

July 29, 2014
— AND, NEW THIS MORNING: THE COSTS OF NSA SURVEILLANCE — A lengthy new report from New America Foundation's Open Technology Institute crunches the numbers to outline some of the broader impacts of the NSA's surveillance — shifting the focus, at least for a minute, away from the impacts on privacy. Much of the report synthesizes earlier research, from findings on the multi-billion dollar impact of the revelations to cloud computing and web hosting companies to data on the way the Snowden docs changed our trade relations in Europe and elsewhere.

NSA Spying Will Cost US Tech Titans Billions, and That's Just the Start | Motherboard

July 29, 2014
“Too often, we have discussed the National Security Agency’s surveillance programs through the distorting lens of a simplistic ‘security versus privacy’ narrative,” Danielle Kehl, a policy analyst at OTI and the primary author of the report, said in a statement. “But if you look closer, the more accurate story is that in the name of security, we’re trading away not only privacy, but also the US tech economy, internet openness, America’s foreign policy interests, and cybersecurity."

Privacy-Boosted Freedom Act Introduced in Senate | US News & World Report

July 29, 2014
Kevin Bankston, policy director of the Open Technology Institute, tells U.S. News a version of the Freedom Act stronger than the House counterpart “would go a long way toward stemming the costs of the NSA’s spying programs and restoring trust in the American Internet industry.”

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