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 …
Last week a proposal called the Freedom Act was defeated in the US Senate ... agencies of an early Christmas present in the form of new national security hyperlegislation. Aspects of Patriot have been damned by independent experts as …
Photo illustration by Slate. Photo by Chip Somodevilla/Getty Images, NSA. Section 215 of the Patriot Act, which the National Security Agency has used for more than a decade to collect the call records of hundreds of millions of …
Many of us have differing views on exactly what reforms must be included in any bill reauthorizing USA PATRIOT Act
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 …
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 …
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 …
the NSA will lose its legal authority to collect and search domestic phone records for connections to international …
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 …
Expiration of section 215 of the Patriot Act is a symbolic victory for the privacy and civil liberties advocacy groups that have fought against its renewal. However, its expiration does very little to reduce the capabilities of the NSA or FBI to …