Key provisions of the Patriot Act expired at midnight Sunday, including the National Security Agency’s bulk collection of Americans’ phone records. Now, the Senate is scrambling to pass legislation to reform the expired program. In addition …
(AP file) WASHINGTON (MEDIA GENERAL) – After the Senate let provisions of the Patriot Act expire Sunday night, the U.S. government is without three tools to investigate and foil terrorist plots. As debate waged on Sunday night, the …
Certain provisions of the Patriot Act, including those the National Security Agency uses for the controversial bulk collection of Americans’ phone records, will expire when the clock strikes midnight on June 1 if Congress can’t reach …
Speaking to reporters today at the White House, President Obama demanded that Congress renew Section 215 of the Patriot ... Act, a watered-down reform bill, and saying the Senate needs to approve it as well. Section 215 is being …
Even in the US, the Patriot Act is today viewed as something of a Big Government betrayal, giving the National Security Agency (NSA ... made careful changes to surveillance law,” he told FRANCE 24 in a telephone interview on Thursday.
A federal appeals court rules NSA bulk surveillance illegal just as the Patriot Act is up for renewal in Congress. We’ll have the debate. President Barack Obama, left, greets John O. Brennan, center, Dir. of the Central Intelligence Agency …
The 2 nd U.S. Circuit Court of Appeals recently held that "the text of SS 215 [of the Patriot Act]...does not authorize the [NSA's] telephone metadata program." In other words, the court determined that the NSA exceeded its authority by …
Here's a tweet from Paul announcing the speech: I've just taken the senate floor to begin a filibuster of the Patriot Act renewal. It's time to end the NSA spying! On Wednesday afternoon Kentucky senator Rand Paul, a Republican …
A sweeping National Security Agency program that collects and stores so-called metadata for nearly all United States phone calls in a searchable database is not authorized by the Patriot Act, a federal appeals court ruled Thursday. …