Last week, eight giant tech companies teamed up to fight back against the NSA’s surveillance. So I called upon Trevor Timm of the Electronic Frontier Foundation to discuss the campaign, the recommendations from a White House review panel, and whether President Obama and Congress might reign in NSA powers. We also discussed Edward Snowden being named one of Time magazine’s Persons Of The Year, how the tech companies are looking past users like you and me in their efforts, and whether all that Silicon Valley money has any political influence.

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