US senator questions legality of phone surveillance program 

U.S. Sen. Ron Wyden, D-Ore., wrote a letter to U.S. Attorney General Merrick Garland questioning the legality of the Data Analytical Services, a government surveillance program that provides phone records to law enforcement agencies, Wired reports. The DAS works with AT&T to collect phone records of individuals who have had contact with a criminal suspect. Wyden claims the program is a violation of privacy that “would justifiably outrage many Americans and other members of Congress.”
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