Does anyone believe NSA’s bulk collection spy program would have been curtailed without Edward Snowden? If you do I have a bridge to sell you. Obama lied when he said that he was working on legislation to limit spying on Americans. It just so happens that the legislation came to be right after Snowden blew the whistle. But that hasn’t stopped the same people who gave this unconstitutional program from falsely accusing Snowden for the terrorism we saw 2 weeks ago in Paris. Even defenders of the NSA spying can’t point to an instance in where a terrorist act was prevented through this program:
The U.S. intelligence community on Sunday will cease its bulk collection of telephone metadata.
The government will move to a more “focused and targeted” approach in gathering intelligence, the Office of the Director of National Intelligence said in a statement. The shift comes more than two years after details about the program were leaked by former National Security Agency contractor Edward Snowden.
President Barack Obama in June signed a reform measure that took away the National Security Agency’s authority to collect in bulk the phone records of millions of Americans.