government surveillance, Wikimedia Commons

Richard Stallman says there’s essentially no privacy on the Internet. He says proprietary software is typically designed to track users, and once data is collected it will be misused.

Mike Herbst, Wikimedia Commons

University of Wisconsin Professor Alan Rubel says it’s important to learn the right lessons from the National Security Agency’s bulk metadata collection program. 

New developments, including court ruling on blanket collection of phone records could change debate

Current legislation believed to have better chance of passing