Bloomberg: Failed Senate Votes Mean Wind-Down for NSA Phone Taps

Best news I have heard in a while. Section 215 of the Patriot Act has been ineffective against terrorism and used primarily for traditional law enforcement. Oversight is insufficient and prone to abuse.

Congress needs to debate appropriate mechanisms and not rubber stamp the renewal of a bill drafted hastily after the nation’s largest domestic attack.

From Bloomberg, 2015/05/23 8:53:44
-1x-1.jpg Activists protest the surveillance of U.S. citizens by the NSA outside the Justice Department Photographer: Win McNamee/Getty Images

The U.S. government is shutting down its surveillance program that collects the telephone records of millions of citizens after the Senate recessed early Saturday morning without renewing its authorization.

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