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CNN Evening News for Saturday, Jun 08, 2013
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(Studio: Don Lemon) A request for a criminal investigation into the leaks that led to the disclosure of the government’s data mining process noted.

(Palm Springs, California: Jessica Yellin) The administration’s response to questions about the NSA’s surveillance program reviewed. [White House National Security Analyst Ben RHODES†- says we’re doing an assessment of the damage to national security.] The harm done to US intelligence and the questions over how someone downloaded this information discussed.

(Studio: Don Lemon) Live discussion held with cyber security analyst Rod Beckstrom† and CATO Institute’s Jim Harper† about privacy vs. security. [Via Skype from London, BECKSTROM – raises the issue of a proper balance that supports the Constitution; notes the risk of legislation like the Patriot Act; says everyone’s data is vulnerable due to the Internet.] [From Washington, HARPER –comments on the general warrant that allows the government to collect all information about all people’s calls; says Americans should have privacy for any reason or no reason; evokes the 4th Amendment.]

Lemon, Don;
Yellin, Jessica

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