AP Chief Urges Obama Against Using 'National Security' To Conceal TransparencyThe Associated Press' executive editor called on governments around the world to support an independent press, warning Monday that efforts to silence the media through intimidation and violence are "in effect an attack on a nation's people."
Twitter Threatens To Sue Obama Administration Over Gov't Surveillance RequestsTwitter is prepared to sue the Obama administration for the right to disclose more detailed information on surveillance requests it receives from the government.
House Intel Chair: Obama's Drone Policy Changes Put 'American Lives At Risk'House Intelligence Committee Chairman Mike Rogers, R-Mich., cautioned against “self-imposed red tape” on U.S. drone strikes, saying that restrictions on the targeted strikes puts “Americans’ lives at risk.”
Poll: Only 11 Percent Say NSA Now Less Likely To Monitor Americans' Phone CallsDespite President Barack Obama’s vow for greater “transparency” and tighter National Security Agency restrictions, only 11 percent of American voters think the government is now less likely to monitor their private phone calls.
Despite Vow Of Transparency, White House Declines Comment On Drone AttackThe White House is declining to confirm reports that a U.S. drone killed the Pakistani Taliban's second-in-command.
Obama Administration Censored, Withheld Record Amount Of Government Documents In 2012The Obama administration answered more requests from the public to see government records under the Freedom of Information Act last year, but more often than it ever has it cited legal exceptions to censor or withhold the material, according to a new analysis by The Associated Press. It frequently cited the need to protect national security and internal deliberations.
Dan Rather: Obama Hasn't Met Promises, Has 'Delivered Less Transparency'Longtime reporter Dan Rather stated that he believes President Obama has been “fairly good” in office, but that he has broken his promise of increased transparency in The White House.