Photo by Tim Sloan/AFP/Getty Images As we all scramble to become cybersecurity scholars, here's a handy guide to Section 215, the part of the Patriot Act that authorized the National Security Agency to collect cell data from Verizon …
Authors of the Patriot Act, Jim Sensenbrenner and Patrick Leahy are doing their best to make up for the loopholes the NSA found in the document that stands at the base of the entire surveillance program the intelligence agency has set …
Rather than extend Patriot Act provisions, Congress should pursue meaningful NSA surveillance reform to protect our Bill of Rights and our tech industry. Steve Stokes, independent candidate in California Rather than extend Patriot Act …
Senate Majority Leader Mitch McConnell is sponsoring a bill to extend until Dec. 31, 2020, a provision of the USA Patriot Act that the National Security Agency used to collect and store vast quantities of “metadata” charting telephone calls …
There's real momentum in Congress to actually end some of the NSA's surveillance powers with a reform bill that would replace the provisions of the Patriot Act that expire at the end of May. But while the bipartisan movement grows on both …
This past weekend saw Senate Majority Leader Mitch McConnell and other proponents of the national security state fail in their bid ... freedoms that our own government is having. Let the Patriot Act expire. Let us face our challenges and the …
The FBI has also used a separate Patriot Act provision, issuing what is known as a national security letter, to seek library patron records. One such episode prompted a successful court challenge by Connecticut librarians in 2005-06. The …
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 …
Rep. James Sensenbrenner, once a patriot, now a freedom fighter. Photo by Chip Somodevilla/Getty Images Here's the text of the evocatively named USA Freedom Act, a joint protect of Rep. James Sensenbrenner and Sen. Pat …
filibuster against extending provisions in the PATRIOT Act that are set to expire at the end of the ... the agency has broadened the scope of information it collects for national security investigations. The AP reports: the FBI has …