Thursday, July 09, 2015
Surveillance court extends NSA's phone records collection | PCWorld
When politics are involved, nothing is ever exactly as it sounded to be...
PCworld.com has posted this Grant Gross (IDG News Service) article:
"Congress voted in June to rein in the NSA’s mass collection of U.S. telephone records, but the USA Freedom Act allowed for a six-month transition away from the program. On Monday, the Foreign Intelligence Surveillance Court approved an FBI application to continue the records collection program until December.
'Plus ça change, plus c’est la même chose (the more things change, the more they stay the same), well, at least for 180 days,' FISC Judge Michael Mosman wrote in the approval.
The 'short answer is yes' to legal questions about whether the USA Freedom Act ended bulk collection of U.S. phone records, but “Congress deliberately carved out a 180-day period following the date of enactment in which such collection was specifically authorized,” he wrote."