• U.S. House passes bill to renew NSA warrantless internet surveillance

    8 monthes ago - By Venture Beat

    The U.S. House of Representatives on Thursday passed a bill to renew the National Security Agency's warrantless internet surveillance program, overcoming objections from privacy advocates and confusion prompted by morning tweets from President Donald Trump that initially questioned the spying tool.
    The legislation, which passed 256-164 and split party lines, is the culmination of a years-long debate in Congress on the proper scope of U.S. intelligence collection - one fueled by the 2013 disclosures of classified surveillance secrets by former NSA contractor Edward Snowden.
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  • House OKs spy program after conflicting Trump tweets

    House OKs spy program after conflicting Trump tweets

    8 monthes ago - By Chron

    WASHINGTON - President Donald Trump's puzzling tweets about a key U.S. spying law threw the House into temporary disarray Thursday, but lawmakers ended up renewing the law - with a new restriction on when the FBI can dig into the communications of Americans swept up in foreign surveillance.
    During a hectic morning of House votes and presidential tweets, Trump's national intelligence director also issued new guidance for how officials can find out the names of Americans whose identities are blacked out in classified intelligence reports.
    Trump has said previous rules were far too lax and...
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