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Surveillance vs. Privacy Still Hotly Disputed, Two Years After Snowden

It’s been two years since former U.S. National Security Agency contractor Edward Snowden stole and leaked hundreds of documents to the media about the United States’ spy and surveillance programs. His actions made headlines around the globe — and prompted changes in the way governments spy on their people. In the United States, the disclosure culminated with Congress' passage of the USA Freedom Act this month. The law limits the powers of government agencies to snoop on phone and...

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