Senate Intelligence Committee Passes Bill That Codifies, Expands NSA Powers

Matt Sledge in the HuffPo writes: “Just days after expressing outrage over reports of widespread surveillance of foreign leaders by the National Security Agency, Sen. Dianne Feinstein D-Calif. pushed through the Senate Intelligence Committee on an 11-4 vote a bill that enshrines the bulk collection of Americans’ phone call records into law, and expands the agency’s authority to track foreign nationals who enter the United States.”

Jennifer Granick, director of civil liberties at the Stanford Center for Internet and Society. commented: “The Feinstein bill is terrible and would make things worse.”

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