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The NSA Says It Will Finally Stop Spying On Millions of Americans at Midnight on Saturday

Source: National Cyber Security – Produced By Gregory Evans

The NSA Says It Will Finally Stop Spying On Millions of Americans at Midnight on Saturday

At midnight on Saturday, the federal government’s bulk data-gathering program for American phone conversations will come to an end at last. The move comes more than two years after former government contractor-turned whistleblower Edward Snowden released thousands of classified documents to Guardian journalists Glenn Greenwald, Laura Poitras and Ewen MacAskill. His disclosure triggering a movement that demanded the National Security Agency (NSA) stop spying on its own citizens. The story of the spying scandal was turned into the 2014 documentary Citizenfour, which won an Oscar the following year. According to NBC, after Saturday night the government must make a formal request to the telephone company any time it wants to examine a phone number that it suspects is linked to a terrorism case. The agency also cannot hold recorded phone calls without need. The move, granted by the passing of the USA Freedom Act last summer, was called “a first step but a modest one”by The Guardian’s MacAskill, adding that the NSA still has a huge capacity for surveillance: The problem – and it is a major one – is the reform applies only to phone records. The NSA can continue to harvest bulk communications from the internet and social […]

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Shamrock Run raises funds for child abuse awareness Saturday

The Sigma Lambda chapter of Kappa Delta at Auburn University will host the 22nd annual Shamrock 5K Run to raise funds and awareness for the prevention of child abuse on Saturday, Feb. 28.

The race will begin promptly at 8 a.m. at Willow Hall in The Village dorms on Auburn’s campus, and it will finish on West Thach Avenue, across from the FarmHouse fraternity house.

The Sigma Lambda chapter had a speaker from Prevent Child Abuse America’s Montgomery location talk to them last semester, raising its awareness on the subject.

“This one girl who was 15 years old had been raped by a family member, and I didn’t realize until that point that for a lot of people who get abused, it’s by a brother or close family member,” said Anna Abernathy, vice president of public relations for the chapter.

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