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NSA overhaul bill gets House approval, moves to Senate

Friday 23 May 2014 | 09:46 CET | News
The US House of Representatives has passed a bill overhauling the National Security Agency's telephone-surveillance programme, the Wall Street Journal reported. The move is the first legislative action in response to the revelations about the NSA by former government contractor Edward Snowden. Proponents said the bill, which passed 303-121, marked the first substantial rollback of spy agency powers in more than 35 years. It will restructure the way the NSA collects and searches US phone records as it investigates terrorism. Instead of collecting millions of US phone records en masse, the NSA

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