Congressmen Vote To Neuter NSA


The US House of Representatives has overwhelming voted to back the USA Freedom Act which would end the bulk surveillance of American phone records and emails. The backing of the bill which seeks to amend notorious sections of the USA Patriot Act, will embolden privacy advocates and comes on the back of US Court of Appeals ruling last week that the NSA’s bulk collection of telephone metadata is unlawful.

Seen as a compromise between real reform and keeping national security hawks happy, the Freedom Act has emerged as having the most realistic change of curbing the NSA.

Convincing the Senate to back the legislation is another thing…

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Dr Alexander Kogan, the app developer who originally harvested the Facebook data, said…

“I think what Cambridge Analytica has tried to sell is magic and made claims this is incredibly accurate and it tells you everything there is to tell about you. But I think the reality is it’s not that. If you sit down and you really work through the statistics and you think what does a correlation of point three means, those claims quickly fall apart. And that’s something any person with a statistical background can go and do.”


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