Jun 042015
 
 June 4, 2015  Surveillance, U.S.

Peter Grier reports:

Yes, the just-passed USA Freedom law places some important limits on National Security Agency surveillance activities. For instance, it will stop the spy agency from collecting Americans’ phone records in bulk as it searches for foreign intelligence. NSA analysts will move instead to a system of case-by-case searches of records held by phone companies, not NSA computers.

But the NSA is still doing lots of things that worry privacy advocates. Case in point: Thursday’s revelation that the agency expanded its warrantless surveillance of Internet traffic in mid-2012 to try and catch computer hackers linked to foreign governments.

Read more on CS Monitor.

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