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House approves USA Freedom Act to put restrictions on NSA's bulk collection of phone records

Long Island's entire congressional delegation voted in favor

Long Island's entire congressional delegation voted in favor of the bill. (May 22, 2014 7:31 PM)

The House of Representatives approved the USA Freedom Act Thursday, putting restrictions on the National Security Agency's bulk collection of Americans' phone records. As it moves to the Senate, some say it's still not enough to protect Americans' privacy.

Under the new plan, phone companies will hold onto records for 18 months, not the NSA, who will need a court's approval to see them. For...

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