US oversight panel: Gov't should stop collecting phone records; program illegal, ineffective

  • Article by: STEPHEN BRAUN , Associated Press
  • Updated: January 23, 2014 - 4:20 PM

WASHINGTON — A government review panel warned Thursday that the National Security Agency's daily collection of Americans' phone records is illegal and recommended that President Barack Obama abandon the program and destroy the hundreds of millions of phone records it has already collected.

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