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U.S. releases documents on phone surveillance programs

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July 31, 2013 AT 1:29 PM
As Congress increasingly scrutinizes U.S. surveillance programs, the government released declassified documents on the mass collection of telephone data in a rare glimpse into the world of intelligence gathering. The U.S. Director of National Intelligence released three declassified documents that authorized and explained the bulk collection of telephone data, one of the surveillance programs revealed by former National Security Agency contractor Edward Snowden.