Al Gore: NSA’s secret surveillance program ‘not really the American way’

The National Security Agency’s blanket collection of US citizens’ phone records was “not really the American way”, Al Gore said on Friday, declaring that he believed the practice to be unlawful. …

The former vice-president was also unmoved by some recent opinion polls suggesting public opinion was in favour of surveillance. “I am not sure how to interpret polls on this, because we don’t do dial groups on the bill of rights,” he said. [cont.]

Suzanne Goldenberg, The Guardian

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