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Jun 03, 2015 - 12:00 PM

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US Congress curbs NSA surveillance; Obama signs into law

Jun 03, 2015 - 5:26 AM

UPDATED The US Senate passes landmark legislation that ends the government s bulk telephone data dragnet reining in the most controversial surveillance program since the 9 11 attacks of 2001

FILIBUSTER. Senator Rand Paul (C) speaks to the media after speaking on the Senate Floor on 31 May 2015. The US Senate convened a special session on 31 May afternoon to take up intelligence legislation that includes reforms to the National Security Agency (NSA) just hours before existing legislation is to expire, amid warnings from President Barack Obama and the intelligence community. Photo by Pete Marovich / EPA

With US Senate in knots, spy provisions expire

Jun 01, 2015 - 10:12 AM

UPDATED Despite the Senate advancing a reform measure the USA Freedom Act it fails to get the Patriot Act over the finish line in time

INTEL HQ. The National Security Agency (NSA) headquarters at Fort Meade, Maryland, as seen from the air, January 29, 2010. Photo by Saul Loeb/AFP

CIA chief: Ending NSA spying would boost terror threat

Jun 01, 2015 - 12:38 AM

If no action is taken by the Senate Sunday authorities will be forced to shut down the bulk collection program and two other provisions

JOHN BRENNAN. Central Intelligence Agency (CIA) Director John O. Brennan speaks during an appearance at the Council of Foreign Relations (CFR) in New York, New York, USA, 13 March 2015. Photo by Justin Lane/EPA

US Senate blocks bill that would end bulk data dragnet

May 23, 2015 - 9:54 PM

Efforts to extend the USA Patriot Act are also rejected increasing the prospects that the legal underpinnings of the domestic surveillance program will expire by June 1

NSA HQ. The National Security Agency (NSA) headquarters at Fort Meade, Maryland, as seen from the air, January 29, 2010. Photo by Saul Loeb/AFP

US House passes bill ending NSA bulk data collection

May 14, 2015 - 9:51 AM

The USA Freedom Act is seen as a big win for privacy and civil rights advocates

INTEL HQ. The National Security Agency (NSA) headquarters at Fort Meade, Maryland, as seen from the air, January 29, 2010. Photo by Saul Loeb/AFP