Despite last night's vote by the House of Representatives and various plans for reform, the NSA is still peeking into places many think it shouldn't. The Office of the Director of National Intelligence just revealed that yesterday, the program that scoops up bulk metadata on phone calls has been renewed again. In February, the Foreign Intelligence Surveillance Court approved some new limits on the program forcing the NSA to request court approval to pull records, and limiting it to info for people within two degrees of a target. Those restrictions are still in place, and this latest 90-day renewal extends the program until September 12th. For now, the changes proposed by President Obama are currently tied to the "gutted" USA Freedom Act that's being considered by the Senate.
Today President Obama made the decision to renew the bulk call records collection program-yet again. https://t.co/A3UeDmdtUw- EFF (@EFF) June 20, 2014
ODNI / @TheJusticeDept joint statement on declassification of the renewal of collection under Section 501 of FISA: http://t.co/42O3YVadm6- IC on the Record (@icontherecord) June 20, 2014