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¶ Other sectors across the economy that saw increases were in company and enterprise management, which went up by 5.8 percent. Manufacturingof non-durable goods also went up, with an increase of 5.3 percent.Credibility Advantage 1ACThe Freedom act doesn’t go far enough to curtail programs – hardly affected the NSA and there’s still confusion as to whether or not it’s being implementedWilliams Pelegrin 15, writer for Digital Trends, 6/30/15, “Court gives the NSA permission to continue phone metadata collection for now,” The Freedom Actamended Section 215 to require the government to define a “specific selection term,”such as a phone number, to access the phone companies’ records. The law also forbids the collection of “all call detail records” held by phone companies.All of this was done in response to a ruling by theUnited States Court of Appeals for the Second Circuit, which stated that Section 215 could not be interpreted as allowing any kind of bulk collection. However, theFreedom Act did not include any language to address the ruling, so it remained unclear whether the data collection was legal or not.Then, in late June, JudgeMichael W. Mosman stated that the program could resume for the remaining 180 daysgranted by the Freedom Act and argued that the Second Circuit was wrongin saying that the program was not authorized to collect that data.“Second Circuit rulings are not binding on the FISC and this court respectfully disagrees with that court’s analysis, especially in view of the intervening enactment of the U.S.A. Freedom Act,” wrote Judge Mosman in his 26-page decision.In response, the American Civil Liberties Union (ACLU) stated that it will ask the Second Circuit Court — which initially ruled against the NSA program — to issue a temporary injunction to prevent the resumption of the program. Of course, even if the NSA is forced to stop metadata collection, that doesn’t mean all of itsprograms will be gone for good.Even the Freedom Act, which Senator Ron Wyden (D-Or.) hailed as “the most significant victory for Americans’ privacy rights in more than a decade,” still includes questionable provisions, such as the “roving wiretap” and “lone wolf.” These provisions allowlocal and federal law enforcement to track and tap an individual’s activities and devices, even if there aren’t proven links between the user and any known terrorist organizations.NSA surveillance undermines overall smart power and justifies authoritarian control---smart power is the best and only way to evaluate security implications of surveillanceEileen Donahoe 14, former U.S. ambassador to the UNHRC, 3/6/14, “Why the NSA undermines national security,” -surveillance-undermines-national-security/
Questions about the legitimacy and efficacy of the mass-surveillance techniques used by the National Security Agency continue to swirl around the globe.