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[The Washington Post] White House plan would end NSA’s bulk collection of Americans’ phone data

The legislation, senior officials say, would allow data about phone calls made to and from Americans to be kept with the phone companies. The companies would not be required to hold the data longer than they normally would.

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[CNN] Official: White House to propose overhaul in NSA phone records data collection

[CNN] Inside Politics: Obama to propose NSA shake-up

Snowden: Mass surveillance is backfiring on U.S. in effort to combat terrorism

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[The Washington Post] Snowden: Mass surveillance is backfiring on U.S. in effort to combat terrorism

In an hour-long video discussion hosted by the South by Southwest music, film and technology conference, Snowden, who is living in asylum in an undisclosed location in Russia, asserted that the National Security Agency’s efforts to collect information in bulk have backfired.

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[The National Journal] Edward Snowden to SXSW: NSA Leaders Have Harmed Our National Security ‘More Than Anything’ Else

[Wired] Edward Snowden Urges SXSW Crowd to Thwart the NSA With Technology

Snowden: I raised NSA concerns internally over 10 times before going rogue

[The Washington Post] Snowden: I raised NSA concerns internally over 10 times before going rogue

In testimony to the European Parliament released Friday morning, Snowden wrote that he reported policy or legal issues related to spying programs to more than 10 officials, but as a contractor he had no legal avenue to pursue further whistleblowing.

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CIA probing allegations it improperly monitored Senate committee: reports

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[Reuters] CIA probing allegations it improperly monitored Senate committee: reports

The CIA’s internal watchdog has begun a probe of whether members of the agency secretly monitored a Senate Intelligence Committee investigation of Bush-era detention and interrogation policies, according to media reports on Wednesday.

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[The New York Times] Computer Searches at Center of Dispute on C.I.A. Detentions

[McClatchyDC] Probe: Did the CIA spy on the U.S. Senate?

[NPR] CIA Investigates Whether Officers Spied On Senate