Is the NSA Phone Surveillance Program Coming to an End?

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(Washington Times / Worthy News)-- The Obama administration vowed Thursday to end bulk collection of data if Congress passes a Patriot Act reform bill winding its way through the Senate, which is designed to end the NSA phone snooping program revealed by Edward Snowden.

Top administration lawyers told Congress they accept that the legislation is meant to end their ability to collect and store phone data from all Americans' calls - and said they will abide by that interpretation of the law.

But some critics said given history, they can't trust the administration to follow through.

"The NSA has shown time and time again it will seize on any wiggle room in the law, and there's plenty of that in this bill," said Sen. Mark Udall, Colorado Democrat.


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