House of Representatives Moves to Ban Nsa’s ‘Backdoor Search’ Provision

Spencer Ackerman:

By a substantial and bipartisan margin, 293 to 121, representatives moved to ban the NSA from searching warrantlessly through its troves of ostensibly foreign communications content for Americans’ data, the so-called “backdoor search” provision revealed in August by the Guardian thanks to leaks from Edward Snowden.

It’s going to be tough for this to become law, but I am glad a message is finally being sent.