Your personal privacy isn't the only cost of NSA surveillance


"Too often, we have discussed the National Security Agency's surveillance programs through the distorting lens of a simplistic 'security versus privacy' narrative. But if you look closer, the more accurate story is that in the name of security, we're trading away not only privacy, but also the U.S. tech economy, internet openness, America's foreign policy interests and cybersecurity."—Danielle Kehl, policy analyst at the Open Technology Institute and primary author of their new report, "Surveillance Costs: The NSA's Impact on the Economy, Internet Freedom & Cybersecurity."

[PDF Link]. Kim Zetter at Wired News analyzes the report here.