U.S. court allows phone ‘metadata’ collection for three months more

The secretive U.S. Foreign Intelligence Surveillance Court on Friday renewed the authority of U.S. intelligence agencies to collect data on millions of Americans’ telephone calls in a program that has set off a legal battle over privacy rights.The court allowed the intelligence community to collect metadata from phone companies, the Office of Director of National Intelligence James Clapper said in a news release.
http://in.reuters.com/article/2014/01/03/usa-security-idINDEEA020F920140103

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