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1. Congress Fixes USA FREEDOM Act By Making It Free Of Anything Worthwhile

Bowing to pressure from the Obama administration, the U.S. House of Representatives has amended the proposed USA FREEDOM Act to such a degree that nearly every civil liberties organization has dropped support for the law, which was written to end the government's collection of citizens' metadata. While the newly watered-down version provides fewer protections for U.S. citizens, it gives much more freedom to the federal government.