US House passes Bill to end domestic NSA bulk data collection

The US House of Representatives has voted 338 for and 88 against ending the NSA’s dragnet collection of telephone, email, and other online data from millions of Americans, a controversial program that was revealed in 2013 by former security contractor Edward Snowden.

The USA Freedom Act is seen as a big win for privacy and civil rights advocates. The White House backs the reforms, saying the Bill protects privacy while preserving essential national security authorities.

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