TribLIVE

| USWorld


 
Larger text Larger text Smaller text Smaller text | Order Photo Reprints

Ex-CIA chief Hayden urges transparency on surveillance programs

Daily Photo Galleries

By The Associated Press
Monday, July 1, 2013, 12:01 a.m.
 

WASHINGTON — The former director of the CIA and National Security Agency says the government should release more information about its secretive surveillance programs to reassure Americans that their privacy rights are being protected.

Appearing on Sunday on CBS's “Face the Nation,” Pittsburgh native Michael Hayden said he believes the public will be more comfortable with the programs that gather phone and Internet records from around the world if people understand how they are carried out and why.

Hayden defended a secret court that approves government requests to gather the records. Critics say the Foreign Intelligence Surveillance Court has served as a rubber stamp to the requests instead of challenging government attorneys on whether the information is needed or gathered properly.

Hayden is now a security consultant and university professor.

Subscribe today! Click here for our subscription offers.

 

 
 


Show commenting policy

Most-Read Nation

  1. Suspects’ search of victims’ homes OK’d in Colorado
  2. More Indian tribes rethink idea of legalized marijuana on reservations
  3. Mo. gunman kills 7, self, in rampage
  4. Congress approves 1-week funding measure for Homeland Security
  5. Israeli Prime Minister Netanyahu rejects Jewish House Democrats’ invitation
  6. Why would GOP candidate for Missouri governor Schweich kill himself?
  7. Obama pitches privacy bill, Democrats say
  8. Rep. Schock of Illinois shoulders $40K cost of office renovation
  9. Attorney General Holder backs change in civil rights law
  10. 8 shot to death, including gunman, in Missouri rampage
  11. Gene making human brains bigger found