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U.S. House panel advances bill aimed at limiting NSA spying program

Washington - The House Judiciary Committee voted 27-8 to approve the bill, which would partially restrict the U.S. government’s abilityto review American data collected under the foreign intelligence program by requiring a warrant in some cases.

Washington - A U.S. House panel on Wednesday passed legislation seeking to overhaul some aspects of the National Security Agency’s warrantless internet surveillance program, overcoming criticism from civil liberties advocates that it did not have enough safeguards to protect Americans’ privacy. The House Judiciary Committee voted 27-8 to approve the bill, which would partially restrict the U.S. government’s ability to review American data collected under the foreign intelligence program by requiring a warrant in some cases.

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