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Radio Smart Talk for Thursday, June 13:
The September 11, 2001 terrorist attacks forced Americans to think more about security and privacy and weigh the two against one another in many cases.
Government agencies charged with keeping the country safe did so in many cases by trying to find would be terrorists before they had a chance to implement their plans. Often, that meant intercepting their communications.
Polls showed that most Americans didn't disagree with those methods.
But then came the leaks last week that the National Security Agency had collected huge amounts of telephone records and other communications information from ordinary Americans. It raised the debate to a whole new level.
Chuck Davis, a communications security expert from Harrisburg University of Science and Technology and Randy Lee, a professor of Law at Widener School of Law will appear on Thursday's Radio Smart Talk to discuss privacy and communications.
Chuck Davis and Randy Lee
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