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(AP) The House has voted for new curbs on government spying on Americans a year after the revelations about the National Security Agency surveillance.


In a surprise vote late Thursday, the GOP-led House backed an amendment to a defense spending bill that would bar warrantless collection of personal online information. It also would prohibit access for the NSA and CIA into commercial tech products.


A coalition of libertarian Republicans and liberal Democrats joined forces on the measure that they said had been stripped from a major bill on bulk collection earlier this year. Leaders of the Intelligence and Judiciary committees had objected to the measure.


The vote was 293-123.


The vote came a year after leaker Edward Snowden's disclosures about NSA activities.


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