A study from the U.S. Privacy and Civil Liberties Oversight Board revealed the National Security Agency's phone surveillance program cost $100 million and generated one investigation over four years, The New York Times reports. The program, which involved the NSA parsing through Americans' domestic calls and texts, produced just two unique leads before being shuttered. "We want agencies to be able to reflect on their collection capabilities and wind them down where appropriate. That’s the best way to ensure civil liberties and privacy are balanced with operational needs," PCLOB Chairman Adam Klein said.
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