Does The Freedom Act Truly Curb NSA Powers?
The Freedom Act has been signed into law, but some critics argue the NSA will find other ways to continue the same mass surveillance tactics.By Kate Grumke, Mikah Sargent | June 3, 2015
"In our fight against terrorists, we need to use every effective tool at our disposal — both to defend our security and to protect the freedoms and civil liberties enshrined in our Constitution," said President Barack Obama.
In the president's weekly address, he called on the Senate to pass the USA Freedom Act, which overhauls the National Security Agency's program that collected Americans' phone records in bulk. On Tuesday, President Obama got his wish and signed the act into law.
Unsurprisingly, critics of the program like NSA whistleblower Edward Snowden weren't incredibly optimistic about the new law.