WiretappingThe US House of Representatives has announced the passing of a new bill that would limit the scope of power for the National Security Agency, and their widespread surveillance of both American and international citizens. However, the bill has been changed so much from the original version that it has provided several instances of support to the NSA beyond even the initial compromises.

With the original version of the bill, a great deal of control was stripped from the NSA. Oversight was proposed, certain laws had to be followed (such as court orders for information gathering), and data could no longer be collected in the staggering numbers it had been without cause.

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