Amid a growing belief that the program has become a logistical quagmire and provides limited national security benefit, the U.S. National Security Agency has recommended that the White House abandon a surveillance program that collects data from U.S. phone calls and text messages, The Wall Street Journal reports. Legal compliance issues halted the use of the phone-records program earlier this year, but it is ultimately up to the White House to push for legislation that would renew the program. Meanwhile, members of intelligence agencies belonging to the Five Eyes, including agencies across Australia, Canada, New Zealand, the U.K. and U.S., are expected to make their first joint public appearance to discuss their collaboration at this week’s CyberUK conference in Glasgow, Scotland. (Registration may be required to access this story.)
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