Thursday, May 22, 2014

House Approves Gutted Version of Bill that Seeks to Limit NSA Surveillance

The House of Representatives passed a bill today that critics say will fail to end bulk data collection by the NSA. In a 303 to 121 vote, the House approved a watered down version of the USA Freedom Act. The bill requires the NSA to get permission from the Foreign Intelligence Surveillance Court - or FISA Court - before collecting data from telecom companies. But privacy groups and technology companies say the bill allows the continued bulk collection of American's communications. Nick St. Charles filed this report.