Obama Signs USA Freedom Act into Law


obama signOn Tuesday night, President Obama signed into law a measure to rein in the National Security Agency’s bulk collection of Americans’ telephone data.

The USA Freedom Act will mainly take away storage of so-called metadata from the hands of the NSA and leave it with telephone companies, though they could still be compelled to turn that data over to the government.

The Senate passed the measure earlier on Tuesday, skipping over Senate leader Mitch McConnell’s proposed amendments which would’ve torn out a provision requiring greater transparency from the secret court that authorizes domestic surveillance. Last month, several former senior intelligence officials said that the bill to limit the NSA’s power is still a “big win” for the agency. Read more at the New York Times.

{Andy Heller-Matzav.com Newscenter}