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November 4, 2013 8:05 PM

NSA official cites ‘stop and frisk’ in effort to explain searches of phone records

The general counsel of the National Security Agency on Monday compared the agency’s telephone metadata collection program to the highly controversial “stop-and-frisk” practice used by law enforcement officers, saying the agency uses that same standard to choose which phone numbers to query in its database.

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