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 January 23, 2015  Featured News, Surveillance, U.S.

Mark Hosenball and Warren Strobel report:

President Barack Obama’s administration has quietly abandoned a proposal it had been considering to put raw U.S. telephone call data collected by the National Security Agency under non-governmental control, several U.S. security officials said.

Obama promised changes in the government’s handling of such data in a speech a year ago after revelations by former NSA contractor Edward Snowden about the extent of the agency’s electronic surveillance of Americans’ communications.

Read more on Reuters.