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    Events of Interest: Conference on NSA Surveillance (Oct. 9)

    The Cato Institute is hosting a conference to discuss the NSA domestic spying scandal on Oct. 9 in Washington, D.C. Here’s information on the event, which can be watched online, from Cato:

    Since June, news reports based on documents leaked by former National Security Agency contractor Edward Snowden have revealed the depth and breadth of NSA surveillance activities. The NSA scandal’s many dimensions include: mass domestic surveillance of telephone call information; allegations that officials deceived Congress, the courts, and the public about the nature of the NSA’s programs; alleged access to the Internet’s backbone and the traffic of major Internet companies; and systematic efforts to undercut the use of the encryption that secures communications and financial information.

    Please join us on October 9 at a conference focusing on these issues and more, featuring keynote addresses by Senator Ron Wyden (D-OR)Rep. Justin Amash (R-MI), and Rep. F. James Sensenbrenner (R-WI). Conference speakers and panels will explore the reporting challenges, legal issues, technology and business dimensions, and potential for reforms related to NSA surveillance.

    Register here: http://www.cato.org/events/nsa-surveillance-what-we-know-what-do-about-it

    Date: Wednesday, October 9 at 9:30 am ET
    Location: Cato Institute, 1000 Massachusetts Ave. NW; Washington, DC 20001-5403
    For more information: http://www.cato.org/events/nsa-surveillance-what-we-know-what-do-about-it

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