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Obama just made it easier for Trump to use NSA data against Americans

With just over a week left until Inauguration Day, the Obama administration has alarmed privacy advocates by significantly weakening rules that prevent the troves of raw data collected about American citizens by the National Security Agency’s dragnet surveillance programs from being shared by other U.S. agencies.

The changes will allow the incoming Trump administration to more easily use the spy agency’s unfiltered foreign intelligence data against American citizens, encouraging intelligence analysts to send anything thought to be evidence of a domestic crime to the FBI, Drug Enforcement Agency, and others.

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