Big Brother can still check you out. A bill that would have halted the NSA from collecting phone records of U.S. citizens who aren’t suspected of a crime has failed to advance in the Senate. This was probably the bill’s last chance, in its current form, as the GOP stands poised to take over the majority. The NSA justified the data dump as part of the Patriot Act. While some Republicans say the measure would have impeded the NSA’s work, Sen. Rand Paul said the bill didn’t go far enough.