December 23, 2013
Members of Congress are split on whether to rein in the National Security Agency’s surveillance activities after intelligence leaks revealed the extent of the government’s data-collection program.
A review of NSA surveillance practices ordered by the White House recommended changes to the program including greater judicial oversight and more public transparency in the collection of metadata. And a U.S. district judge said that the mass collection of phone records was probably unconstitutional.
The chairman of the House Intelligence Committee defended the NSA Sunday, underscoring that the review of the program found no wrongdoing by the agency.