National Security

January 23, 2014 7:43 PM

Battle set in Congress after privacy board says NSA program is illegal

A government oversight board’s finding that the National Security Agency’s massive collection of cellphone data is illegal and should never have been approved by the federal court created to deal with sensitive intelligence issues set off a furor in Washington on Thursday that presages the bitter battle likely to come in Congress over how to change the country’s intelligence operations.

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