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  1. Senator Rand Paul

    Senate Passes New Bill, Limits Surveillance

    Your conversations are yours again. The American government’s bulk data surveillance program, revealed to the world by NSA whistle-blower Edward Snowden, has been repealed with the USA Freedom Act. The new legislation passed in the Senate 67-32, despite wrangling within the GOP which saw Majority Leader Mitch McConnell siding with President Obama to fight rollbacks that could hurt counter-terrorism efforts, and presidential candidate Rand Paul fighting for change. Telecommunications firms will still retain users’ records, but government investigators now need court orders to see them.

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