By Caitlin Pierce and Matthew Green

The U.S. Senate on Tuesday (June 2) approved legislation scaling back the federal government’s broad surveillance of American phone records.

The new law amends some of the most controversial parts of the Patriot Act, and indicates how much the nation’s views about privacy and security have …read more

Source: The Lowdown

Revisiting the Patriot Act and America’s Ongoing Tug-of-War Between Privacy and Security 17 June,2015Matthew Green


Matthew Green

Matthew Green is a digital media producer for KQED News. He previously produced The Lowdown, KQED’s multimedia news education blog. Matthew's written for numerous Bay Area publications, including the Oakland Tribune and San Francisco Chronicle. He also taught journalism classes at Fremont High School in East Oakland.

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