House Passes Bill Renewing NSA Spying Powers

House Passes Bill Renewing NSA Spying Powers

Last Thursday, the U.S. House of Representatives passed a bill to renew the National Security Agency’s warrantless internet surveillance program, despite the clamor raised by privacy advocates which were prompted partly by tweets from US president Donald Trump.

Trump initially said that they spying tool which was legalized by the Section 702 of the Foreign Intelligence Surveillance Act (FISA) had been used against him, but later changed his tune saying that it was needed.

It is said that the vote, which will extend the NSA spy program for six more years with minimal changes, dealt a major setback to privacy and civil liberties advocates.      

Source: Reuters

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