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Court: NSA can continue sweeping phone data collection (Video)

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Brendan Sasso 
The Hill [1]
October 12, 2013

The Foreign Intelligence Surveillance Court has granted the National Security Agency (NSA) permission to continue its collection of records on all U.S. phone calls.

The Office of the Director of National Intelligence announced the court’s approval in a statement [2] late Friday. The court authorizes the program for only limited time periods and requires that the government submit new requests every several months for re-authorization.

The existence of the bulk phone data collection was one of the most controversial revelations from the leaks by Edward Snowden.

Full article here [1]


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[1] The Hill: http://thehill.com/blogs/hillicon-valley/technology/328181-court-gives-nsa-permission-to-continue-massive-phone-data-collection

[2] statement: http://www.dni.gov/index.php/newsroom/press-releases/191-press-releases-2013/944-foreign-intelligence-surveillance-court-approves-government%E2%80%99s-application-to-renew-telephony-metadata-program

[3] Senate bill would eliminate mass collection of phone records, reform FISA court: http://www.prisonplanet.com/senate-bill-would-eliminate-mass-collection-of-phone-records-reform-fisa-court.html

[4] The Patriot Act’s author wants to dismantle the NSA’s phone and internet data collection: http://www.prisonplanet.com/the-patriot-acts-author-wants-to-dismantle-the-nsas-phone-and-internet-data-collection.html

[5] The Same Federal Judge Who Struck Down Obamacare Approved The Government’s Sweeping Collection Of Phone Records: http://www.prisonplanet.com/the-same-federal-judge-who-struck-down-obamacare-approved-the-governments-sweeping-collection-of-phone-records.html

[6] US hacks Chinese mobile phone companies, steals SMS data: Edward Snowden: http://www.prisonplanet.com/us-hacks-chinese-mobile-phone-companies-steals-sms-data-edward-snowden.html

[7] Privacy group to ask Supreme Court to halt NSA phone spying: http://www.prisonplanet.com/privacy-group-to-ask-supreme-court-to-halt-nsa-phone-spying.html

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