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NSA to shut down bulk phone surveillance program by Sunday

Saturday, November 28, 2015 - 01:03

The U.S. National Security Agency is expected to end its daily vacuuming of millions of Americans' phone records on Sunday and replace the practice with more tightly targeted surveillance methods. Gavino Garay reports.

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The Obama administration says the NSA will end it's daily bulk surveillance of millions of Americans' phone records by Sunday and will replace it with more targeted surveillance tactics. The NSA will, by law, end it's expansive surveillance program by 11:59 p.m. on Saturday. The White House says the scaled-back surveillance system will be in place by then. A presidential review concluded the surveillance program did not lead to a single clear counterterrorism breakthrough. The ending of the controversial program comes two-and-a-half years since it was exposed by NSA contractor Edward Snowden. It is the largest pairing down of U.S. spying capabilities since they dramatically expanded after the nine-eleven attacks. The move is a long-awaited victory for privacy advocates concerned over wide-spread surveillance, at a time when national security concerns are high in the wake of the Paris attacks.

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NSA to shut down bulk phone surveillance program by Sunday

Saturday, November 28, 2015 - 01:03