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Watchdog report says NSA programme is illegal

Thursday 23 January 2014 | 19:12 CET | News
An independent federal privacy watchdog has come to the conclusion that the National Security Agency's programme to collect phone call records to support counterterrorism efforts has thus far provided only "minimal" benefits, is illegal and should be shut down, reported The New York Times. The findings are detailed in a 238-page report, scheduled for release by 23 January and obtained by The New York Times, that represent the first major public statement by the Privacy and Civil Liberties Oversight Board, which Congress made an independent agency in 2007 and recently became fully operational.

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