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Spy Agency NSA Triples Collection Of U.S. Phone Records

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WEB Notes: The NSA does not need to record any of our calls, texts or emails. This is a violation of your fourth amendment right. When I read this article, the first thing that jumped out at me was a statement Donald Trump just made about firearms…

He said, “Your second amendment rights … will never, ever be under siege as long as I am president. … We believe that our liberty is a gift from our Creator, that no government can ever take it away.”

Hey that sounds real good and that is an accurate statement. The only problem is that it is just words. I am not seeing a whole lot done in the way of increasing our freedom and am I the only one who remembers these headlines:

The U.S. National Security Agency collected 534 million records of phone calls and text messages of Americans last year, more than triple gathered in 2016, a U.S. intelligence agency report released on Friday said.

The sharp increase from 151 million occurred during the second full year of a new surveillance system established at the spy agency after U.S. lawmakers passed a law in 2015 that sought to limit its ability to collect such records in bulk.

The spike in collection of call records coincided with an increase reported on Friday across other surveillance methods, raising questions from some privacy advocates who are concerned about potential government overreach and intrusion into the lives of U.S. citizens.

Source: Spy agency NSA triples collection of U.S. phone records: official report | Reuters

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