A federal judge has ruled in favor of privacy by ordering the National Security Agency to halt the collection of phone records in an anti-surveillance lawsuit. Following leaks from former NSA contractor Edward Snowden on the Agency’s potentially unconstitutional collection of phone records, the Senate responded by voting against the collection of those records. Changes to the NSA program are set to take place on November 29 and they include allowing the NSA to search phone companies’ databases for call records only with a warrant. But, Judge Richard Leon’s ruling has limited impact, his ruling only applies to unique plaintiffs, and not the original disputed suit that helped transform the Patriot Act. More importantly, Leon’s ruling only has a lifespan of two weeks before the NSA program’s federally-mandated changes come into effect….