NSA wins right to continue tapping phones

While most of the world is outraged by the practices of the NSA and other organizations that tap into our personal lives, they do have one fan in high places.

The Foreign Intelligence Surveillance Court has granted the National Security Agency (NSA) permission to continue its collection of records on all U.S. phone calls.

The Office of the Director of National Intelligence announced the court’s approval in a statement late Friday. The court authorizes the program for only limited time periods and requires that the government submit new requests every several months for re-authorization.

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