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, 12:46 a.m.
 

Ex-chief of CIA, NSA calls for transparency

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.

 

 
 


Show commenting policy

Most-Read Nation

  1. Washington city takes stock of damage from rare tornado
  2. 1686 shipwreck ‘like dinosaur’ being rebuilt for museum
  3. Vehicle smashes Commandments on capitol grounds in Oklahoma City
  4. Fight against Islamic State at impasse, military commanders say
  5. Federal officials: Dallas nurse free of Ebola
  6. Feds fault security of tax info gathered for health care law benefits
  7. Driver accused of pretending to be Ohio cop
  8. West Virginia University warns students over riots
  9. Official’s job at cybersecurity firm vexes NSA
  10. Alleged trooper killer may have been seen Friday
  11. Sampling of toxins under way at former steel plant in Kentucky
Subscribe today! Click here for our subscription offers.