Barack Obama confirmed on Tuesday that the US plans to end the National Security Agency's systematic collection of Americans’ telephone records, as leaders of a key committee in Congress insisted they were close to a deal with the White House to revamp the surveillance program. Under plans to be put forward by the Obama administration in the next few days, the NSA would end the so-called bulk collection of telephone records, and instead would be required to seek a new kind of court order to search data held by telecommunications companies. Full story >>
Bulk buying/orders etc. is the buying etc. of goods in large quantities at one time. • Conservative organizations frequently purchase bulk orders of books by favored authors in order to propel them to the top of bestseller lists.