House Passes New Limits On NSA Surveillance

Spying

CBS News – Libertarians and liberals in the House of Representatives came together for a surprising victory in their fight against the National Security Agency, winning support for new limits on government spying, CBS News reported.

All this came just a year after leaker Edward Snowden’s disclosures about the bulk collection of millions of American phone records, according to CBS News.

The measure passed the Republican-led House 293-123 late Thursday (June 19) to add the limits to a $750 billion defense spending bill, CBS News reported.

The provision, which may or may not pass the Senate, seeks to stop collection of personal online information without a warrant and prohibit access for the NSA and CIA into commercial tech products, according to CBS News.

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