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NSA Surveillance Leaks: Background and Issues for Congress

Categories: Govt Secrecy,Headlines,Laws/Regulations,Spying/Intelligence

Clarifies the differences between the two National Security Agency surveillance programs disclosed by Edward Snowden, what information was being collected, and what legal authorities were used by the agency.  Also identifies issues that may help Congress assess legislative proposals relating to NSA surveillance authority.  From the Congressional Research Service, posted by the Federation of American Scientists