"Since the attacks of Sept. 11, 2001, the public and policymakers have swung between emphasizing the need for security agencies to have access to data, and protecting personal privacy. That pendulum has arguably shifted more toward privacy in recent years—a position promoted by technology companies that sell products based on the promise that corporate data will be secure from hackers and government surveillance.Paris Attacks Fuel Debate Over Spying - WSJ
But initial signs suggest the Paris attacks have the potential to push it back toward security, a move opposed by many public-interest groups, especially since the 2013 revelations by Edward Snowden about government data-collection practices."
Wednesday, November 18, 2015
Paris Attacks Fuel Debate Over Spying - WSJ
Also see Mass Surveillance Isn’t the Answer to Fighting Terrorism (NYT)