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
A drastic curtailment of government surveillance powers is scheduled to occur if the House of Representatives allows a crucial section of the U.S. Patriot Act to expire. Guardian national security editor Spencer Ackerman reported Friday: …
Analysis: Would losing the Patriot Act harm counterterrorism? The first and most controversial of those provisions was Section 215, which allowed the National Security Agency (NSA) to collect and store bulk telephone metadata on …
May 22, 2015, 12:13 AM | Lynch is expressing serious concerns about losing some surveillance powers now protected by the Patriot Act. It's a contentious law because it allows the government to collect data on almost every phone call in …
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 …
... nation's intelligence-collection efforts during a stop in the early presidential voting state of New Hampshire this month. .@ChrisChristie on NSA, PATRIOT Act: 'I don't believe it's a privacy issue, it's a national security issue" …
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 …
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 …
The NSA began the multi-day process to shut down its dragnet phone collection after Congress didn’t reauthorize provisions of the Patriot Act, which was used as legal justification for the mass surveillance program. “That process …
The authors of the Patriot Act always intended that its provisions would be permanent. The politically expedient thing to do would have been to include a sunset provision, to acknowledge a temporary moment of crisis that required special …