The New York Times reports on what intelligence officials consider a milestone in the history of spying and privacy law. The “Raw Take” order weakened restrictions on sharing information about Americans, the report states, and came down 10 months after the Sept. 11 attacks at the request of the Bush administration. It was revealed via documents provided by former NSA contractor Edward Snowden. Before the order, intelligence agencies could share information gathered from court-approved wiretaps “only after deleting irrelevant private details and masking the names of innocent Americans who came into contact with a terrorism suspect.” But that dramatically changed. (Registration may be required to access this story.)
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