Congress Relishes Greater Role In NSA Reforms

Congress Relishes Greater Role In NSA Reforms

Via AFP:

US lawmakers were poised Friday to seize a chance to take the initiative in reforming America's vast digital surveillance network, after President Barack Obama opened the door to them.

Under pressure after fugitive intelligence contractor Edward Snowden leaked details of National Security Agency's global dragnet, Obama promised new privacy safeguards Friday.

But members of Congress will also now be drawn in to oversee the roll-out of broader reforms aimed at regulating the government's data gathering powers and protecting US citizens' private calls.

"Now is the time for Congress to i...

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