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Then on Tuesday, the Senate passed - and U.S. President Barack Obama signed into law -the USA Freedom Act.
From there the story gets complicated, says resident technology expert Michael Robinson.
"The Freedom Act's supporters claim the bill will eventually end the NSA's mass collection of our personal data," says Michael, who runs the Radical Technology Profitsadvisory here at Money Map Press. "But in the immediate sense - for at least the next six months, in fact - it actually reboots the NSA's info-vacuuming. And even if we somehow get to December without the NSA's bulk collection getting reauthorized, the Freedom Act is weak - and mostly symbolic."
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