US Senate Approves Data Collection

The US Senate has voted to allow the government to resume surveillance of phone data, but with new restrictions.
The USA Freedom Act extends the government's ability to collect large amounts of data, a power that expired on Sunday.
The law, which replaces the Patriot Act, had been backed by President Barack Obama as a necessary tool to fight terrorism.
The law passed 67 - 32 and now goes to Mr Obama to sign into law.



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