09/07/2013 10:19 pm ET Updated Nov 07, 2013

Obama Administration Had Restrictions On NSA Reversed In 2011


The Obama administration secretly won permission from a surveillance court in 2011 to reverse restrictions on the National Security Agency's use of intercepted phone calls and e-mails, permitting the agency to search deliberately for Americans' communications in its massive databases, according to interviews with government officials and recently declassified material.

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