A temporary flash of sanity

via ZeroHedge

The spending bill announced last night requires the NSA to

give Congress number of phone records collected, reviewed during last 5 yrs, including estimate for records of U.S. citizens. NSA would have to provide unclassified report describing all spy programs that collect bulk data, including cost of programs, types of records being collected, kinds of data NSA plans to collect in future. NSA would have to file second unclassified report listing terrorist activities disrupted with aid of bulk phone records, detailing whether necessary information could have been obtained by other means