A US presidential advisory panel has called for strict new rules for the National Security Agency. The restrictions would limit the collection of telephone record, among other things. The heads of many tech companies have pressed president Obama into changing surveillance rules after the spying scandal leaked by Edward Snowden.
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The US is mulling over the idea of giving NSA whistleblower Edward Snowden amnesty, in return for the files he has in his possession. It is thought the spying revelations which have already been released by Snowden only amount to one percent of the information he holds, but the White House is reluctant to negotiate.