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Are You Being Swept Up in US Intelligence Surveillance?

As U.S. lawmakers voted over whether to continue an American spy agency’s massive collection of telephone metadata or approve a less intrusive version, experts say the program may not be as critical as it was once thought to be. The collection program falls under section 215 of the Patriot Act, which was passed in the panic-filled aftermath of the September 11, 2001, terrorist attacks. One former senior intelligence official, speaking to VOA on condition of anonymity, acknowledged...

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