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NSA Halts Email and Text Collection

Accepted submission by Lagg at 2017-04-28 21:10:45 from the no-shit dept.
Digital Liberty []

But last year, officials said, the N.S.A. discovered that analysts were querying the bundled messages in a way that did not comply with those rules. The agency brought the matter to the court’s attention, resulting in a delay in reauthorizing the broader warrantless surveillance program until the agency proposed ceasing this collection practice.

Though I'm personally wondering why now.

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