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US Privacy Panel: NSA Phone Data Tracking Is Illegal and Should be Ended

An independent U.S. privacy panel has concluded that the government's vast collection of records about phone calls made by Americans is illegal and should be ended, with the records purged.The Privacy and Civil Liberties Oversight Board said Thursday that the surveillance being conducted by the clandestine National Security Agency "lacks a viable legal foundation" and raises "serious threats to privacy and civil liberties." The government has been collecting the phone...

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