Wednesday, July 24, 2013

White House Attacks Congressional Plans To Curb NSA Data Collection

White House Attacks Plans To Curb NSA Data Collection -- BBC

The White House is urging Congress to reject an attempt to stop the National Security Agency (NSA) collecting Americans' phone records.

With a key vote coming up, President Barack Obama's spokesman said curbs on the NSA would "hastily dismantle" a vital counter-terrorism tool.

NSA chief Gen Keith Alexander spent Tuesday lobbying Congressmen to vote against the proposed measure.

Critics say NSA phone data collection is an unwarranted invasion of privacy.

The details of the programme were made public by Edward Snowden, who had worked for the NSA and is now a fugitive, awaiting a decision on his asylum application in Moscow.

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More News On US Congressional Plans To Limit NSA Data Collection

Obama and Congress square off over NSA authority amendment in defense bill -- FOX News
Obama: Don't defund NSA surveillance -- USA Today
Showdown looming, surveillance program backers fight off a challenge as White House weighs in -- Washington Post/AP
House forces vote on amendment that would limit NSA bulk surveillance -- The Guardian
House to vote on NSA data collection -- Politico
NSA Limits After Snowden Disclosures to Be Debated in U.S. House -- Bloomberg Businessweek
House may vote today to limit massive NSA surveillance program -- Star Telegram
NSA chief lobbies lawmakers to kill amendment that would limit surveillance -- FOX News
James Clapper "very concerned" by proposed limits on NSA phone surveillance -- CNN

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