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A proposal to limit, part of the surveillance powers of NSA intelligence did not make it in the U.S. House of Representatives narrowly. The NSA will therefore have access to American telephony data.

NSA A total of 205 members of the House of Representatives voted for the proposal; 217 members voted against. Would make it harder for the NSA to about telephony use to request data to the proposal, there would be a ‘trawl’ can no longer be ejected, but a withdrawal would be a separate application must be submitted.

According to the U.S. government program is needed to go. Terrorism However, one of the authors of the Patriot Act, the legal basis for the program, says that the law was never intended for retrieving telephony data of all Americans.

The government, composed of Democrats, called on politicians not to support the proposal. Nevertheless, many Democrats supported the proposal: less than 111 Democratic delegates voted for, writes the American newspaper The New York Times. Also, 94 Republicans voted for, although the leadership of that party in this case sided with the American president.

Under the Patriot Act, the NSA collects much data telephony traffic of Americans. For example, Verizon according to the British newspaper The Guardian daily metadata telephony traffic transfer to the intelligence, including IMEI numbers and dates and times when calls are made. Incidentally, in the Netherlands also happens: all telecom and Internet providers every day via ftp upload their entire customer base to the police.

Unlike the Dutch program, the U.S. secret until recently, its existence was revealed by the whistleblower Edward Snowden, who as a result targeted by the U.S. government has become and is currently at an airport in Russia awaits an asylum application. Snowden also brought another major program to light that the NSA data of foreigners who are hosted by Internet companies can request.

It is not often that openly discusses a program that officially secret. In the U.S. Congress Usually find such discussions behind closed doors. One of the delegates supported the proposal, also a Democrat, announced to serve. More such proposals


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