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NSA domestic surveillance programme expires

Monday 1 June 2015 | 13:25 CET | News
The US National Security Agency's mass collection of communications data on telecom networks ended at midnight 31 May, after the Senate declined to extend parts of the Patriot Act authorising the NSA programme. Three key provisions of the Patriot Act expired at midnight -- Section 215, which authorizes the NSA's bulk collection of Americans' phone records; a roving wiretap provision that allows law enforcement officials to monitor terror suspects that use multiple phones; and a program that officials can use to monitor "lone wolf" terror suspects, not connected to any known terrorist

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