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US security body stops warrantless watch of American e-mails about foreign targets

The National Security Agency will no longer collect Americans' e-mails and texts exchanged with people overseas that simply mention identifying terms - such as e-mail addresses - for foreigners whom the agency is spying on, but are neither to nor from those targets.


THE National Security Agency (NSA) halted one of the most disputed practices of its warrantless surveillance programme, ending a once-secret form of wiretapping that dates to the Bush administration's post-Sept 11 expansion of national security powers.

The agency is no...

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