The U.S Senate passed a controversial NSA surveillance program
According to foreign media reports, after the U.S. House of Representatives voted in the controversial government surveillance project last week, the bill is now passed by 65 to 34 in the Senate. Then it will be handed over to the president, which will come into effect as soon as Trump signs it.
It is learned that the bill will be re-authorized for a number of government monitoring projects, such as “Foreign Intelligence Control Act” under Article 702 intelligence gathering operations will be able to continue. In this regard, critics believe that although the bill nominally targets foreign targets, it actually gives NSA and other agencies the power to monitor U.S. citizens.
In addition, critics are also worried that the bill will allow the government to regain the controversial monitoring system – even if it is not from the target or not sent to the target, as long as the data related to the monitoring target will be collected.
As for the White House, things seem a bit complicated. Before the House vote, President Trump posted a tweeter on Twitter that questioned the monitoring program, while White House officials publicly backed the bill.