which paved the way in 2006 for the NSA to gain secret approval from the Foreign Intelligence Surveillance Court to use provision 215 of the Patriot Act to collect records on all U.S. phone calls. “I don’t think the oversight was vigorously …
Since the revelations about the NSA from Edward Snowden’s leaks last year, Representative Jim Sensenbrenner, who authored the Patriot Act, has come out in opposition to certain NSA surveillance practices, particularly bulk collection …
In one of the most prominent legal challenges to government intelligence gathering since the Edward Snowden disclosures, the American Civil Liberties Union (ACLU) has filed a lawsuit against four top Obama Administration officials. The case, …
It’s been about four months since Edward Snowden’s leaks on the NSA’s blanket surveillance programs outraged privacy and Internet activists the world over, spawning real-life protests, online petitions, and high quality parody videos. Some …
The National Security Agency failed to report privacy violations ... and is the former chairman of the House Judiciary Committee. He is the primary author the Patriot Act.
The relationship between the NSA and the telecommunications industry goes back decades, says Tim Shorrock, author of "Spies for Hire." - Harrison/Topical Press Agency/Getty Images On Sunday night Section 215 of the Patriot Act
US Congressman Jim Sensenbrenner at a hearing today of the European Parliament Civil Liberties, Justice and Home Committee (LIBE) on mass surveillance by the National Security Agency ... be up later. An author of both the US …
The original author of the Patriot Act says the government's "excessive ... investigation as required by the Act?" Sensenbrenner's remarks came a day after London's Guardian newspaper revealed the National Security Agency …
White House says NSA's surveillance programs implement FISA and the Patriot Act -- but Patriot Act author is not so sure. Meanwhile, privacy groups turn up the heat. Is the NSA's Prism program legal? To be clear, what's being called …
Rep. James Sensenbrenner Jr., the man who authored the original PATRIOT Act of 2001, says that the House and Senate Intelligence committees, which are supposed to operate as oversight watchdogs of government spy agencies, have …