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NSA ruling raises privacy concerns – again

NSA ruling raises privacy concerns – again

Written by on August 31, 2015 in News with 0 Comments

WASHINGTON (Reuters) – A U.S. appeals court on Friday threw out a judge’s ruling that would have blocked the National Security Agency from collecting phone metadata under a controversial program that has raised privacy concerns. The U.S. Court of Appeals for the District of Columbia Circuit said there were not sufficient grounds for the preliminary […]

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Bulk data collection illegal – for now

Bulk data collection illegal – for now

Written by on June 1, 2015 in News with 0 Comments

WASHINGTON (Reuters) – The legal authority for U.S. spy agencies’ collection of Americans’ phone records and other data expired at midnight on Sunday after the U.S. Senate failed to pass legislation extending the powers. After debate pitting Americans’ distrust of intrusive government against fears of terrorist attacks, the Senate voted to advance reform legislation that […]

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Patriot Act vs Freedom Act – no conclusion yet

Patriot Act vs Freedom Act – no conclusion yet

Written by on May 21, 2015 in News with 0 Comments

WASHINGTON (Reuters) – Republican Rand Paul interrupted debate in the U.S. Senate on Wednesday to make a speech opposing legislation that would extend U.S. spy agencies’ collection of Americans’ telephone data. The Kentucky lawmaker, a 2016 presidential candidate, ended his roughly 10-and-a-half-hour speech just shy of midnight. As the hours passed, he was joined by […]

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