(July 29) Today's Top Headlines - Bill proposes sweeping curbs on NSA surveillance - Tucson Local Media: Today's Headlines

(July 29) Today's Top Headlines - Bill proposes sweeping curbs on NSA surveillance

Print
Font Size:
Default font size
Larger font size

Posted: Tuesday, July 29, 2014 8:39 am

MSN News:

Senator Patrick Leahy will introduce legislation on Tuesday to ban the U.S. government's bulk collection of Americans' telephone records and Internet data and narrow how much information it can seek in any particular search.

The bill, which has White House backing, goes further than a version passed by the U.S. House of Representatives in reducing bulk collection and may be more acceptable to critics who have dismissed other versions as too weak.

Revelations last year by former National Security Agency contractor Edward Snowden prompted President Barack Obama to ask Congress in January to rein in the bulk collection and storage of records of millions of U.S. domestic telephone calls.

Many American technology companies also have been clamoring for changes after seeing their international business suffer as foreign governments worry they might collect data and hand it over to U.S. spy agencies.

For the full story, visit: http://news.msn.com/us/us-senate-bill-proposes-sweeping-curbs-on-nsa-surveillance

© 2014 Tucson Local Media. All rights reserved. This material may not be published, broadcast, rewritten or redistributed.

Welcome to the discussion.

Featured Videos

Catalina Bighorn Sheep Releases

Arizona Game and Fish released 30 Bighorn Sheep in a 2-Day period into the Catalina Mountains ...

More Featured Videos
Spacer4px

Online poll

Loading…

Follow us on Facebook