In 2014, a tech company stood up to a National Security Agency demand for user data and challenged the legality of a controversial surveillance law that's currently being debated in US Congress.
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America's top intelligence official is reneging on a promise made under the Obama administration to estimate how many Americans have been spied on using a warrant-less surveillance law intended to target foreigners. The decision to abandon that commitment isn't sitting well with civil liberties advocates who formed a coalition this week in protest.
Republicans have long supported the sweeping surveillance capabilities of the NSA and have insisted they're vitally important to US national security. But with their man Trump caught up in multiple scandals that may involve intelligence services targeting his communications, privacy is suddenly a top priority.