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…

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.

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