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The Obama administration is preparing legislation that would end the National Security Agency’s widespread collection of Americans’ phone data while, officials say, preserving the government’s ability to gain information about terrorists.
The legislation, senior officials say, would allow data about phone calls made to and from Americans to be kept with the phone companies. The companies would not be required to hold the data longer than they normally would.
The effort comes as the administration is up against a deadline set by President Obama in January, when he directed his subordinates to find a way to end the government’s mass collection of phone data, a program that has stirred controversy since it was revealed through a leak to the news media in June. He gave them until Friday to come up with options.
Rep. F. James Sensenbrenner Jr. (R-Wis.), who has co-sponsored competing legislation, said the Rogers-Ruppersberger bill “limits, but does not end, bulk collection.” He said that provisions in the draft “fall well short” of the safeguards in his bill.
"We'll know out disinformation is complete when when everything the American public believes is false" William Casey(CIA Director - staff meeting '81)
reply to post by JacKatMtn
Should I believe this is a step forward?
Its like an abusive spouse, sure they say they are sorry for it now...
But let them get a little forgetfull, a little power drunk, the genies out of the bottle.
They grossly violated our rights, no amount of back peddling makes that better.
Those who allowed it, need to be held accountable, its that simple, and they wont.
So this will continue un-abated.