U.S. spy agency abandons controversial surveillance technique

Daily News Article - May 1, 2017


1. The first paragraph of a news article should answer the questions who, what, where and when. List the who, what, where and when of this news item. (NOTE: The remainder of a news article provides details on the why and/or how.)

2. How did Bush and Obama administration officials defend this surveillance technique in recent years?

3. Who/when was the secret surveillance program revealed?

4. a) What did the NSA statement say specifically?
b) What had the NSA been doing? Be specific.

5. a) In addition to ending the controversial surveillance program, what did the NSA say it would also do?
b) What reason did the agency give for this action?

6. How did privacy expert Julian Sanchez explain the concern over this program?

7. Ask a parent: What do you think of the NSA’s decision to end the controversial surveillance technique? Please explain your answer.