By Shane Harris -
It was supposed to be the declawing of America’s biggest spy service. But “what no one wants to say out loud is that this is a big win for the NSA,” one former top spook says.
Civil libertarians and privacy advocates were applauding yesterday after theHouse of Representatives overwhelmingly passed legislation to stop the National Security Agency from collecting Americans’ phone records. But they’d best not break out the bubbly.
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