This week, certain key sections of the notorious Patriot Act—the law that gives the NSA its snooping powers—automatically expired. Don’t get too excited just yet, though: they’re probably coming back with a few …
On Sunday, the Senate dithered into letting controversial provisions of the USA PATRIOT Act expire ... known as the USA Freedom Act, would protect our liberty and our security. Mieke Eoyang is the Director of the National Security
THE NSA AND THE PATRIOT ACT….Orin Kerr has an interesting tidbit today about the legality of the recently disclosed NSA monitoring program. There are exceptions to the law that requires telecom companies to keep their call records …
In that interview, Arnie pointed out to me an earlier article that talked about the appetite for Patriot Act reform among members of Congress. First, I’d like to present that interview. The clip below contains the whole second hour, but our …
McConnell, R-Ky., warned against allowing the controversial NSA program and other key surveillance activities under the USA Patriot Act to expire at midnight May 31. He said he would call the Senate into session that day, a Sunday, and …
This "cybersecurity" bill could now end up being a next-generation "cyber Patriot Act" that further expands the NSA’s surveillance powers, just two-and-a-half years after Snowden’s revelations exposed the mass surveillance being …
The Patriot Act was rushed through Congress 14 years ago amid the obvious fear following 9/11. Since then, particularly since Edward Snowden’s revelations of invasion of privacy by the National Security Agency, the wisdom of the Patriot
The developments, coming in a rare overnight session, leave in doubt the ability of Congress to keep alive the Patriot Act program that many feel is critical to national security but has also alarmed privacy advocates for its sweeping nature. …
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Remember the Patriot Act? The NSA certainly does. But Congress, in its efforts to appear outraged and shocked over …
The authors of the Patriot Act always intended that its provisions would be permanent. The politically expedient thing to do would have been to include a sunset provision, to acknowledge a temporary moment of crisis that required special …