Schneier on Security: Today I Briefed Congress on the NSA

Today I Briefed Congress on the NSAThis morning I spent an hour in a closed room with six Members of Congress: Rep. Lofgren, Rep. Sensenbrenner, Rep. Scott, Rep. Goodlate, Rep Thompson, and Rep. Amash. No staffers, no public: just them. Lofgren asked me to brief her and a few Representatives on the NSA. She said that the NSA wasnt forthcoming about their activities, and they wanted me — as someone with access to the Snowden documents — to explain to them what the NSA was doing.

via Schneier on Security: Today I Briefed Congress on the NSA.

Such a sad commentary on our democracy. Where a citizen is called into Congress to answer the questions the non-elected officials working for the government won’t.