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Government Watchdog Says NSA Foreign Surveillance Legal

Thursday, July 3, 2014 | Worthy News / US News


WASHINGTON, D.C. (Worthy News)-- A U.S. National Security Agency (NSA) surveillance program that snoops on foreign citizens suspected of terrorism is legal and effective and does what Congress intended it to do, a government oversight board said.

A US federal privacy watchdog deemed that a National Security Agency program that snoops on foreign citizens on foreign soil was "valuable and effective," claiming it helps protect national security and produces useful foreign intelligence.

The 191-page report, disclosed Tuesday night by the Privacy and Civil Liberties Oversight Board, was in sharp contrast to a companion report the group released in January, which said another NSA program that collected bulk phone call records provided "minimal" benefit, was illegal and should be shut down.

The watchdog added that some parts of the foreign-spying program raise privacy concerns, including the incidental collection of US persons' communications, and provided a handful of recommendations to improve the program. -- Source

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