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Noem Questions Surveillance Programs

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Noem Questions Surveillance Programs

Stories have been emerging about the National Security Agency taking all phone records from Verizon users over the past few months. It is supposedly related to national security issues. South Dakota Congresswoman Kristi Noem said it appears to be part of a disturbing pattern…

Noem said it further weakens public confidence in the federal government…

Noem says Congress needs to get a handle on the extent of the governments reach into communications companies… 

It was later revealed that a massive campaign has also been underway to mine data from millions of users on the internet.

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