Michael Chertoff, co-author ... NSA director Michael S. Rogers told the Washington Post a multi-part encryption key, controlled by various parties, including the government and tech companies, could be used to unlock devices of …
Sensenbrenner, a former chairman of the House Judiciary Committee, is pushing the USA Freedom Act, which would limit the NSA’s power, tighten oversight and end the bulk collection of phone records. He was the original author of the …
You know it’s bad when the author of what might be the most unconstitutional bill in U.S. history criticizes you for being too authoritarian on civil rights. Rep. Jim Sensenbrenner (R-Wisc.), the man who introduced the Patriot Act in October …
The USA Patriot Act, which President George W. Bush signed into law in 2001, helped pave the way for mass surveillance after the Sept. 11 attacks. But after revelations that the NSA has scooped up everything from phone-call records to …
Rep. Jim Sensenbrenner (R-WI), who helped draft the PATRIOT Act, is exploring options to narrow a provision of the law that allows the National Security Agency (NSA) to obtain telephonic metadata on nearly all Americans. The …
insisted that President Obama is falsely claiming Congress authorized the controversial NSA PRISM surveillance ... to sift through details of our private lives because the Patriot Act says that it can. I disagree. I authored the Patriot Act, and …
The former head of the NSA may say that the agency isn’t spying on the vast majority of Americans, but the author of the Patriot Act says it is a “big deal” for this to occur. Former deputy director Cedric Leighton, in defending what one civil ...
This is something that is rather unexpected. I’m sure somebody at some point will say Sensenbrenner is motivated by race. The chief author of the Patriot Act announced Friday that he’s joined a lawsuit seeking to stop the National
The Patriot Act has been used by the FBI and the NSA to mine data at the expense of the liberty of American citizens. In a statement, Sensenbrenner said that “seizing phone records of millions of innocent people is excessive and un …
A federal appeals court ruled Thursday that the NSA's bulk collection of phone data is illegal. Meanwhile, Congress is debating the fate of the Patriot Act. NPR's Rachel Martin talks ... Jim Sensenbrenner, is the author of the bill that …