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NSA to Curtail Surveillance of Americans’ Email, Text Messages
The National Security Agency has stopped one of its most controversial practices since the disclosure of its “warrantless wiretapping” scandal in 2013.
The agency announced Friday that it would no longer collect Americans’ emails and text messages that mention foreign nationals targeted for surveillance that are sent to people outside the U.S.
The agency said from now on it would collect only messages sent directly to or from a foreign target.
The NSA has argued that such practices...