State lawmakers trying to rein in feds

State lawmakers from over a dozen states are trying push back the powers of the federal government of monitoring and tracking citizens

State lawmakers from over a dozen states are trying push back the powers of the federal government of monitoring and tracking citizens amid anger over last year’s revelations about mass National Security Agency surveillance.  It comes months after former NSA analyst Edward Snowden revealed how the agency collected information of millions of Americas. Snowden disclosed to the media a large number of top secret NSA documents, and this has been characterized as one of the most significant leaks in United States history.

Scores of small government activists and privacy supporters have opposed the surveillance programs.

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Alexis Harrison

Alexis Harrison is a Connecticut-based writer and public relations professional whose career spans both print journalism and broadcast news. Alexis started her professional life as...

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