and thus now the nsa and also cia and fbi have to work as they did before the patriot act was passed as congress had to let the thing expire including the bulk phone collection power the nsa was doing that got it in trouble and had  the repubs now risk some damage by letting the act expire mostly due to rand paul filebuster over  the nsa power.  though  in some form the powers will be back and rewed earliest by weds when the senate will go to pass the  u.s freedom act from the house. otherwise security agency are now back to pre 911 tools for a bit. as the patriot act expired on the vine till its rebirth the end of the week.