An amendment proposed by U.S. Reps. Zoe Lofgren, D-Calif., and Justin Amash, R-Mich., would withhold funding for Section 702 of the Foreign Intelligence Surveillance Act of 1978 Amendments Act of 2008 unless the government narrows the scope of the program, according to the Electronic Frontier Foundation. In its current form, Section 702 allows the National Security Agency to collect and store online communications of foreign entities outside the U.S. The law prohibits the collection of communication between two U.S. citizens within the country, but the EFF has learned the program captures communications of people not targeted in the search. The proposed amendment requires the government to acknowledge the limitations of the law and not knowingly collect communications between U.S. citizens.
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