(POLITICO) — Last September, Hillary Clinton strode to a podium in Philadelphia to deliver what she advance-billed as a policy speech addressing the roiling controversy over government surveillance in a digital era.
“We are once again in the middle of some big, noisy debates. What are the demands of America’s global leadership in a changing world?” Clinton asked. “How do we provide both security and liberty at home and abroad? Every era faces its own questions and has to fashion its own answers, and we are no different.”
She spoke for 11 more minutes that night — but never actually provided any concrete answers as to how the balance between security and privacy should be struck.
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And she hasn’t since.