United States  

Celebrating 10 Years of Trusted News Discovery
One News Page
> > >

NSA Phone Data Collection Is Set to Shut Down

One News Page Staff Wednesday, 6 March 2019
NSA Phone Data Collection Is Set to Shut Downby 👨‍💻 Simon Baxendale

In the aftermath of the September 11 terrorist attacks, the US government and National Security Agency put a number of new measures in place to help protect citizens across the states. However, some of these methods were met with controversy. It has emerged over the years that the NSA has been able to access and analyze phone calls and texts between millions of people – and it has all been thanks to the Patriot Act of 2001. This legislation helped the NSA access data from supposedly private communications across the US. It was famously brought to public scrutiny in 2013, after whistleblower Edward Snowden made some of the Agency’s actions known.

In the years since, an act was put through Congress to require that all access to such data only be granted with an accompanying court order. That order is about to expire – but according to reports, it seems the NSA is ready to give up on collecting this type of data altogether.

The current Trump administration may not be expected to renew the data collection system, according to congressional aide Luke Murray. CNET advises Murray confirmed the White House had not been making use of such collection for some time. “The administration actually hasn’t been using it for the past six months because of problems with the way in which that information was collected,” the aide confirmed.

“I’m not actually certain that the administration will want to start that back up given where they’ve been in the past six months.”

Murray is a senior aide and security advisor to Kevin McCarty, minority leader of the House of Representatives. While he is regarded as a prominent figure behind the scenes, there is yet to be any comment from either the White House or the NSA on such claims. The NSA, in fact, has declined to comment altogether.

NSA May Be Ending Contested Surveillance Program
NSA May Be Ending Contested Surveillance Program [video]

The way in which data is accessed and collected has changed immensely over the past decade. With the public more aware of matters regarding privacy than ever before, it is now a very different climate as far as data crunching is concerned. Big firms are being taken to task over the data they hold on us and how they are using it – meaning could the same apply to our government agencies? With the UK having controversially passed a law in recent years to request internet service providers collecting internet browsing history, there may well be a few years of snooping left in the balance.

0
shares
ShareTweetSavePostSend
 
Credit: BeetTV - Affiliate - Published < > Embed
News video: Vast Data Sets Need Structure To Be Effective: Amnet’s Muldoon

Vast Data Sets Need Structure To Be Effective: Amnet’s Muldoon 05:12

PHOENIX – Between legacy data warehouses and other consumer information, marketers are “drowning in massive amounts of data,” says Art Muldoon of Amnet Group US. Given that some 80% of data is unstructured, “What that means is we’re really trying as marketers to find what are the best...

Recent related videos from verified sources

Pixability’s George: From Walled Gardens To Connected TV [Video]Pixability’s George: From Walled Gardens To Connected TV

If anyone understands what it’s like to work inside one of the walled gardens, it’s David George, who left Facebook as Head of Mobile Publisher Solutions just over a year ago. Now as the CEO of..

Credit: BeetTV - Affiliate     Duration: 04:35Published

Publicis’ Tobaccowala: AdTech Must Yield Control, Compensate For Consumer Identities [Video]Publicis’ Tobaccowala: AdTech Must Yield Control, Compensate For Consumer Identities

Longtime advertising industry soothsayer Rishad Tobaccowala believes we’re all entering a third “connected” age that blurs the lines between advertising technology and consumer data rights. In a..

Credit: BeetTV - Affiliate     Duration: 03:55Published

Mapping The Identity And Privacy Challenges With 4INFO’s Jenkins [Video]Mapping The Identity And Privacy Challenges With 4INFO’s Jenkins

Mapping consumer identities for the purposes of advertising targeting and attribution isn’t getting any easier in the face of rising privacy standards and consumer expectations. That’s in addition..

Credit: BeetTV - Affiliate     Duration: 05:57Published

Parents are Getting Burned! Teens are Using Burner Phones to Stay Connected [Video]Parents are Getting Burned! Teens are Using Burner Phones to Stay Connected

Teenagers these days have separate burner phones to hide their activity from their parents.

Credit: Veuer     Duration: 01:01Published

TEGNA’s Daigle Explains Data And Analytics Partnership With Alphonso TV [Video]TEGNA’s Daigle Explains Data And Analytics Partnership With Alphonso TV

TEGNA’s new partnership with Alphonso TV provides advertising campaign attribution across linear television and OTT “in one fell swoop” and enhances the local station group owner’s consultative..

Credit: BeetTV - Affiliate     Duration: 05:24Published

More Data Isn’t Needed: 4INFO’s Tangredi On Inscape Tie-Up [Video]More Data Isn’t Needed: 4INFO’s Tangredi On Inscape Tie-Up

Data may be the new oil - but, sometimes, you can just wring more miles out of the same oil. That is the view of one ad-tech exec who says the emerging imperative is not to get more audience data but,..

Credit: BeetTV - Affiliate     Duration: 04:31Published

Huawei tablet snooping on IT engineer in Taiwan from China [Video]Huawei tablet snooping on IT engineer in Taiwan from China

TAIPEI — A Huawei Mediapad M5 was found to be sending data from several apps back to China by a Canadian IT engineer living in Taiwan. Talking to Taiwan News, the man said he bought Huawei device..

Credit: TomoNews US     Duration: 01:29Published

All Brands Can Be Like Direct Brands: EDO’s Kevin Krim [Video]All Brands Can Be Like Direct Brands: EDO’s Kevin Krim

Around the marketing world, everyone is talking about the rise of direct-to-consumer (D2C) brands - those that don't rely on anyone else's retail channels and which exert great control over their..

Credit: BeetTV - Affiliate     Duration: 11:05Published


Recent related news from verified sources

Privacy: Twitter 'inadvertently' collected and shared location data of some users

Social media services are hardly regarded as bastions of privacy, and the latest slip-up by Twitter goes some way to showing why. Twitter has revealed that it...
betanews Also reported by •Softpedia

Iovance Biotherapeutics stock flies on positive data for tumor-infiltrating lymphocyte technology

Iovance Biotherapeutics Inc (NASDAQ:IOVA) stock soared Thursday after the late-stage biotechnology company shared positive interim data from clinical trials...
Proactive Investors

Facebook sharing users' data with telecom firms

Facebook sharing users' data with telecom firms
A confidential Facebook document reviewed by The Intercept has revealed that the social networking giant is offering private data of its users without their...
WorldNews Also reported by •IndiaTimes

How to check if your Windows or Linux system is vulnerable to Microarchitectural Data Sampling (MDS) attacks

Intel yesterday disclosed a new group of Microarchitectural Data Sampling (MDS) hardware vulnerabilities that affect its CPUs. Rogue In-Flight Data Load (RIDL),...
betanews

New tool helps protect sensitive data on Oracle databases

With GDPR in effect and privacy regulations being planned in other parts of the world, many organizations are looking at their database management to ensure...
betanews Also reported by •Softpedia

You Might Like


Other recent news in World

THERESA MAY’s 'new deal': PM offers vote on second Brexit referendum to break deadlockTRUMP ADMINISTRATION officials brief Congress, say goal is to deter Iran
Biden says he would support Congress in enshrining ABORTION RIGHTS into law if necessaryWomen's WORLD CUP ticket holders learn some seats are separated
•More original news reports from One News Page
Environmentally friendly: One News Page is hosted on servers powered solely by renewable energy
© 2019 One News Page Ltd. All Rights Reserved.
About us  |  Contact us  |  Disclaimer  |  Press Room  |  Terms & Conditions  |  Content Accreditation
 RSS  |  News for my Website  |  Free news search widget  |  In the News  |  DMCA / Content Removal  |  Privacy & Data Protection Policy
How are we doing? FeedbackSend us your feedback  |   LIKE us on Facebook   FOLLOW us on Twitter  •  FOLLOW us on Pinterest
One News® is a registered trademark of One News Page Ltd.