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 NSA can no longer collect phone records in bulk as it was allowed to do before that provision of the post-911 Patriot Act expired, and instead requires telecoms to store the records. The government can still access those records, but …
Many of us have differing views on exactly what reforms must be included in any bill reauthorizing USA PATRIOT Act
The FBI's use of the Patriot Act to collect hotel, travel, credit card, banking and other business records in national security investigations would also be extended under the House bill. Law enforcement officials say the collection of …
The House passed that bill overwhelmingly. It extends the three expiring Patriot Act provisions another four years but stops the National Security Agency's massive collection of Americans' phone records. Majority Leader Mitch …
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A campaign has been set up by more than 30 civil liberties organisations in an attempt to bring an end to a controversial section of the Patriot Act that allows the NSA and FBI to conduct suspicionless mass surveillance. Section 215 of the …
On a different show, the commentator explained how the NSA collects billions of bits of information ... It’s something to consider with Congress currently hammering out revisions to the Patriot Act that could end the government’s mass …
Rand Paul’s victory over President ... With the law’s expiration, the NSA and FBI will have to return to pre-Sept. 11 ways to collect this information until a replacement Patriot Act is passed by the Congress and signed by President Obama.
The FBI uses Section 215 of the Patriot Act to gather financial and other types of records in national security cases. Another expiring provision makes it easier for the bureau to track “lone wolf” terrorism suspects who have no connection …