USA: NSA allowed to continue spying on the rest of the world


"Congress is doing nothing to limit NSA programs ostensibly targeted at foreigners that nonetheless collect vast amounts of American communications, nor to limit the agency’s mass surveillance of non-American communications. The limited reforms in the new bill affect only the one program explicitly aimed at Americans." [emphasis added]

See the article: Nearly Two Years After Snowden, Congress Poised to Do Something — Just Not Much (The Intercept, link)

See: US Freedom Act 2015 (pdf)

And see: GCHQ is authorised to spy on the world but the UK Interception of Communications Commissioner says this is OK as it is lawful (Statewatch Analysis)

 

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