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Victory for Privacy, Vindication for Snowden as NSA Phone Dragnet Sunsets

Posted by on June 1, 2015 in Spying and Surveillance, Whistleblower with 1 Comment
Victory for Privacy, Vindication for Snowden as NSA Phone Dragnet Sunsets

Nearly two years after NSA whistleblower Edward Snowden first revealed the U.S. government was secretly operating mass surveillance programs against the American public, including bulk collection of telephone data, privacy advocates and civil libertarians are celebrating—at least temporarily—after the U.S. Senate on Sunday failed to extend authorities for key portions of those programs before a midnight deadline.

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