Why are People Celebrating? USA FREEDOM Act is a Big Win for the NSA- Not Civil Liberties

More “smoke & mirrors” from your government…:-/

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The real winners were actually the NSA

Why are People Celebrating? USA FREEDOM Act is a Big Win for the NSA- Not Civil Liberties
Jay Syrmopoulos | Free Thought Project

Washington, D.C. – The passage of the USA FREEDOM Act, by the U.S. House, has been touted by some as a huge win for civil liberties. Surprisingly, the real winners were actually the NSA.

“What no one wants to say out loud is that this is a big win for the NSA, and a huge nothing burger for the privacy community,” said a former senior intelligence office, while speaking to The Daily Beast.

The bill doesn’t actually end or suspend the phone records program, but simply requires phone companies to hold onto these records rather than the NSA.

Additionally, under this bill the NSA will now get cell phone records in addition to the landline call records. Under the current collection…

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