To Rein in NSA, Target Foreign Activities, Not Domestic Surveillance

Edward Snowden remotely addresses the Nordic Media Days conference, Bergen, Norway, May 8, 2015 (Nordic Media Days photo).
Edward Snowden remotely addresses the Nordic Media Days conference, Bergen, Norway, May 8, 2015 (Nordic Media Days photo).

Last week, the U.S. Congress passed the first major revisions to the National Security Agency’s surveillance capabilities since revelations by former NSA contractor Edward Snowden brought its domestic data-gathering operations to light in June 2013. Snowden, who has been indicted for leaking the classified information, quickly took to the opinion pages of The New York Times for a victory lap. Calling Congress’s actions “a historic victory for the rights of every citizen,” Snowden declared that the end to the bulk collection of phone records by the NSA “is only the latest product of a change in global awareness” about mass […]

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