Sweeping of phone records ended Sunday.

Sweeping of phone records ended Sunday.

The National Security Agency is expected end its sweeping collection of Americans’ phone records Sunday. The controversial program began 14-years ago under President George W. Bush and was kept secret until Edward Snowden leaked its existence in 2013.
In June, President Obama signed a reform measure that took away the agency’s authority to collect the records.
The U.S.A. Freedom Act gave the NSA 180 days to transition to more tightly, targeted surveillance methods. That period expires Sunday.
Under the new law, the NSA must now get a warrant or court order to collect phone metadata from telecommunications companies.

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