US Congress probes NSA data collection

Agency's collection of millions of American phone calls and metadata spying has been questioned by a special committee.

    A US programme, which allows the National Security Agency (NSA) to store millions of phone calls made by Americans, is being investigated in Congress.

    Members of a committee appointed by President Barack Obama have been testifying on the controversial use of metadata spying.

    The panel found that there was no evidence that the NSA's mass surveillance had prevented any attacks.

    But for some members of Congress, the question is whether President Obama will address the concerns raised by leaker Edward Snowden's documents on Friday.

    Al Jazeera's Shihab Rattansi reports from Washington DC.

    SOURCE: Al Jazeera


    YOU MIGHT ALSO LIKE

    Cricket World Cup 2019 Quiz: How many runs can you score?

    Cricket World Cup 2019 Quiz: How many runs can you score?

    Pick your team and answer as many correct questions in three minutes.

    Visualising every Saudi coalition air raid on Yemen

    Visualising every Saudi coalition air raid on Yemen

    Since March 2015, Saudi Arabia and a coalition of Arab states have launched more than 19,278 air raids across Yemen.

    Remembering Chernobyl

    Remembering Chernobyl

    The fallout from the Chernobyl nuclear power plant explosion remains as politicised as ever, 28 years on.