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Obama administration preparing to propose legislation ending NSA bulk phone data collection

  1. The New York Times reports that the administration of U.S. President Barack Obama is preparing a legislative proposal that will completely overhaul the National Security Agency's controversial bulk phone data collection program. Under the proposed legislation, the bulk records would...

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  2. Heihachi1337

    Heihachi1337 TS Rookie Posts: 49   +11

    Oh look, lip service and nothing more.
    He can "propose" all he wants, but anyone with half a brain will know that the NSA will still be collecting all of this data in secret. Nothing will change.
    Our government will continue to use our Constitution to wipe their arse.
  3. MilwaukeeMike

    MilwaukeeMike TS Evangelist Posts: 2,875   +1,206

    Normally I'd agree with you, but think of it from the point of view of Obama. Look at what's going on right now... Obamacare is terribly unpopular and the consensus is that Dems are going to get bent over a barrel in Nov. So Obama needs a win. It's possible that it might just be a bunch of lip service (remember the promise to close Gitmo?), but I bet he'll actually try to do what he's saying. Whether he'll pull it off of course is anyone's guess. We won't even know if any new measures are successful in protecting our privacy.

    But that raises another question. If you don't know your privacy is being invaded, how do you know when it's not anymore?

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