Patriot Act Reforms Could Cut Back NSA Snooping
A bipartisan bill that would prohibit the NSA’s bulk collection of phone records passed the House Judiciary Committee on Thursday.By Elizabeth Hagedorn | May 1, 2015
"Today we take an essential step in defeating terrorism,” President George W. Bush said in 2001.
The Patriot Act, which has been U.S. law for over a decade, will expire on June 1 — setting the stage for a showdown over the government’s now-infamous surveillance tactics.
“My name’s Ed Snowden. I’m 29 years old.”