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11.09.15
Judge rules against NSA's phone data collection, to limited effect
11.09.15

Judge rules against NSA's phone data collection, to limited effect

A judge has barred the NSA from collecting phone records for some people... right before the plan gets an overhaul.

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10.29.15
US won't stop the NSA's mass phone spying before a ban kicks in
10.29.15

US won't stop the NSA's mass phone spying before a ban kicks in

An appeals court won't overturn Congress' decision to let the NSA collect bulk phone data until that program winds down.

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08.29.15
The NSA can keep spying on phone call metadata through November
08.29.15

The NSA can keep spying on phone call metadata through November

The National Security Agency can keep on keeping on with the bulk collection of phone call metadata for a bit longer, sadly.

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06.01.15
US limits the NSA's reach ahead of sweeping reform
06.01.15

US limits the NSA's reach ahead of sweeping reform

The Senate has voted overwhelmingly to reform the powers of America's security services, at the expe...

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05.05.15
Snowden documents reveal how the NSA searches voice calls
05.05.15

Snowden documents reveal how the NSA searches voice calls

The Intercept has released a new document from Edward Snowden's cache of government files describing...

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03.29.15
NSA considered scrapping its mass phone surveillance program
03.29.15

NSA considered scrapping its mass phone surveillance program

The National Security Agency may present a united front when it defends against criticism of its bul...

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11.18.14
Senators kill bill aimed at ending NSA's mass phone surveillance
11.18.14

Senators kill bill aimed at ending NSA's mass phone surveillance

Back in May, the US government began to process a bill aimed at reining in the NSA's powers of surve...

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06.20.14
The NSA's mass surveillance program for phone call metadata is still going
06.20.14

The NSA's mass surveillance program for phone call metadata is still going

Despite last night's vote by the House of Representatives and various plans for reform, the NSA is s...

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05.14.14
Sprint had legal details of the NSA's bulk phone data collection in 2010
05.14.14

Sprint had legal details of the NSA's bulk phone data collection in 2010

The public only started learning about the legal justifications for the NSA's collection of bulk pho...

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