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Tech groups press Congress to pass USA Freedom Act

Jaikumar Vijayan | Sept. 10, 2014
Bill would alleviate concerns over government data collection, groups say.

The measures in the USA Freedom Act would alleviate some of these concerns and would help restore faith in the U.S. government and the U.S. technology sector, the letter said.

Civil rights group and Electronic Freedom Foundation, which support the bill, called it a good first step in reining in the NSA's domestic data collection practices. The bill addresses many concerns, but still leaves some wiggle room for the NSA and other U.S. spy agencies to exploit it to their advantage, the EFF said in blog post this week.

Even so, it offers the best chance for some positive change, the EFF said. "Congress can do the right thing by pushing forward with the USA Freedon Act and passing much needed NSA reform," the EFF said.


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