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Privacy Advocates Urge Senate to Rein In NSA Data Collection

On the same day that Google, Facebook and other tech companies urged stricter reforms to the National Security Agency’s surveillance policy, members of the Senate debated whether a bill passed by the House went too far or not far enough in protecting the privacy of Americans.

“The NSA has shown time and time again that it will seize on any wiggle room, and there is plenty of that in this bill,” Sen. Tom Udall, D-N.M., said at a Senate Select Intelligence Committee hearing on Thursday.

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