On June 2, 2015, a small step was made in the fight for internet freedom and privacy: the Senate passed the USA Freedom Act, 67 to 32. Senator Majority Mitch McConnell’s proposal for weakening amendments to the legislation was defeated.
On May 13, 2015, the House approved the end of the National Security Agency’s bulk phone data collection. Under the bipartisan bill, which passed 338 to 88, the Patriot Act will be changed to prohibit the NSA from collecting phone
US wireless carrier T-Mobile has been upgrading their network silently in an attempt to strengthen their defenses against surveillance equipment that eavesdrops on phone conversations and text messages. T-Mobile’s Upgrade The Washington Post stated, “the upgrade involves switching from A5/1 to a