Documents shed light on U.S. surveillance programs
August 9th, 2013
07:22 PM ET
1 year ago

Documents shed light on U.S. surveillance programs

Washington (CNN) - The Obama administration released two documents on Friday describing the scope of National Security Agency data collection programs, a bid to quiet criticism they violate privacy rights.

An NSA memorandum describes the beginnings of the agency's collection of so-called telephone metadata of nearly every American under a provision of the Patriot Act, and the agency's monitoring of foreign Internet traffic.

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  1. Dixie

    The only reason there is any kind of change is because we know the basic infrmation now. Maybe there is a reason to keep this data but more transparancy on the whole policy would be nice. Right now we don't trust any of the people involved in this policy.

    August 10, 2013 08:21 am at 8:21 am |