NSA is preparing to halt eavesdropping program




The NSA is preparing for the expiration of the Patriot Act, next Monday. Unless that law is extended at the last minute, the Secret Service must stop collecting phone records of Americans.

NSA The Patriot Act must be renewed each year by the US Congress, and while that was for years a mere formality, it is questionable whether it will happen this year. The parliament is much resistance to the authority of the NSA to store metadata of telephone usage of all Americans and to search. Incidentally are not stored metadata of all Americans, because not all providers of data are collected; it is about one third of all Americans.

Last weekend, the Senate voted against an extension of the program. Next Sunday, the Senate again together at the last moment to submit again, but it is unlikely that the law will then be extended.

The NSA is therefore preparing to turn the controversial program, writes the Los Angeles Times. Also powers the FBI in the ‘fight against terrorism’, such as the power at once for multiple phone lines to obtain an interception warrant will expire if the law is not extended.

Last weekend voted the US Senate against a law that NSA the metadata of the program would have curbed. In that proposal, telecom providers themselves to gather metadata about phone use, which the NSA data could retrieve. That situation is comparable to the European data retention, which swept through the court table.


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