Obama's termination of the NSA's bulk phone metadata collection is a significant step forward! We're relieved to see it happen.
However, the greater problem goes on: that there is little transparency or oversight of the FISC and other secret powers granted by Section 215 of the Patriot Act. Fixing that is how we repair our damaged democracy.
Obama to Call for End to N.S.A.’s Bulk Data CollectionUnder the administration’s proposal, the government would obtain individual orders from the Foreign Intelligence Surveillance Court to obtain only records linked to phone numbers a judge agrees are likely tied to terrorism.