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April 25, 2019
Dustin Volz and Warren P. Strobel / Wall Street Journal

Dustin Volz and Warren P. Strobel / Wall Street Journal  
NSA Tells White House to Officially End Mass Collection of Section 215 Phone Data

The National Security Agency (NSA) recommended to the White House that it officially end the agency’s mass collection of U.S. phone data, authorized under Section 215 of the Patriot Act. NSA has not reportedly engaged in this mass collection for six months and last summer said the phone data had been contaminated by records NSA was not authorized to receive. A group of bipartisan lawmakers last month introduced a bill that would end this data collection.<

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June 12, 2019
Warren P. Strobel / Wall Street Journal

Warren P. Strobel / Wall Street Journal  
Bolton Says U.S. Plans to ‘Open the Aperture’ on Offensive Operations in Cyberspace to Counter Economic, Espionage and Commercial Threats

The U.S. intends to expand offensive, so-called “defend forward” or “persistent engagement,” operations in cyberspace to counter digital economic espionage and other commercial hacks, White House national security adviser John Bolton said during a Wall Street Journal conference. Although the U.S. has used offensive cyber operations in the past to thwart election interference, “[w]e’re now opening the aperture, broadening the areas we’re prepared to act in,” Bolton said. The Trump administration last year issued new guidance intended to give the Defense Department more power to launch offensive cyber strikes without first having to vet those decisions through an elaborate interagency process.