Posted by Contributor on January 17, 2014

by AFP

Powers to be slightly curtailed, but the NSA still gets to conduct mass surveillance.

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Obama clips NSA's wings but bulk collection to continue (via AFP)

President Barack Obama trimmed the powers of the secretive US eavesdropping agency Friday by calling for new privacy safeguards, but allowed bulk phone data sweeps to continue as an anti-terror tool. In a long-awaited speech outlining changes to programs…

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