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Senators Ask if NSA Collected Gun Data

Posted By yihan On June 29, 2013 @ 6:05 am In U.S. News | Comments Disabled

CJ Ciaramella
Free Beacon [1]

Senators are questioning whether the National Security Agency collected bulk data on more than just Americans’ phone records, such as firearm and book purchases.

A bipartisan group of 26 senators, led by Sen. Ron Wyden (D., Ore.) asked Director of National Intelligence James Clapper to detail the scope and limits of the National Security Agency’s surveillance activities in a letter [2]released Friday.

“We are concerned that by depending on secret interpretations of the PATRIOT Act that differed from an intuitive reading of the statute, this program essentially relied for years on a secret body of law,” the senators wrote in the letter.

The NSA’s surveillance program has come under intense scrutiny following a leak revealing the agency harvested the phone metadata of millions of American citizens.

Full story here. [1]


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[1] Free Beacon: http://freebeacon.com/senators-ask-if-nsa-collected-gun-data/

[2] letter: http://wyden.senate.gov/download/?id=87b45794-0fa4-4b1a-b3a6-e659a91a5042

[3] Senators slam EPA for leaking farmers’ personal data to environmentalists: http://www.prisonplanet.com/senators-slam-epa-for-leaking-farmers%e2%80%99-personal-data-to-environmentalists.html

[4] NSA collected thousands of US internet communications ‘with no terror connection’: http://www.prisonplanet.com/nsa-collected-thousands-of-us-internet-communications-with-no-terror-connection.html

[5] Google Says It Mistakenly Collected Data on Web Usage: http://www.prisonplanet.com/google-says-it-mistakenly-collected-data-on-web-usage.html

[6] NSA Collected “Vast Amounts” of Americans’ Emails Under Obama, Guardian Reveals: http://www.prisonplanet.com/nsa-collected-vast-amounts-of-americans-emails-under-obama-guardian-reveals.html

[7] House lawmakers offer bill to curb NSA’s phone data collection: http://www.prisonplanet.com/house-lawmakers-offer-bill-to-curb-nsas-phone-data-collection.html

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