Category Archives: FISA

Techdirt: Most Senate Intelligence Committee Members Are Fine With Domestic Surveillance By The NSA

Techdirt: Most Senate Intelligence Committee Members Are Fine With Domestic Surveillance By The NSA by Tim Cushing: The Senate Intelligence Committee has released its report [PDF] on its Section 702 reauthorization plan. Rather than adopt any serious reforms — like … Continue reading

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LATimes: Editorial: Fix a surveillance law to stop backdoor searches of Americans

LATimes: Editorial: Fix a surveillance law to stop backdoor searches of Americans Congress is currently deciding: whether to let the National Security Agency continue to eavesdrop on the phone calls, emails and other electronic communications of foreigners located abroad. This … Continue reading

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EFF: House Judiciary Committee Forced Into Difficult Compromise On Surveillance Reform

EFF: House Judiciary Committee Forced Into Difficult Compromise On Surveillance Reform by David Ruiz

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Reason: Showdown Looming over Reform of Federal Surveillance Laws

Reason: Showdown Looming over Reform of Federal Surveillance Laws by Scott Shackford: The House Judiciary Committee has advanced a bill that would provide Americans modest protections from unwarranted surveillance, but falls far short of what civil liberties and privacy groups … Continue reading

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The Hill: House Judiciary advances warrantless wiretapping reform bill

The Hill: House Judiciary advances warrantless wiretapping reform bill by Katie Bo Williams:

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The Register: US domestic foreign spying bill progresses through Congress

The Register: US domestic foreign spying bill progresses through Congress by Kieren McCarthy

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EFF: Sen. Feinstein Supports “Backdoor” Warrants, So Why Don’t Reps. Nunes and Schiff?

EFF: Sen. Feinstein Supports “Backdoor” Warrants, So Why Don’t Reps. Nunes and Schiff? by David Ruiz: As the deadline for renewing and reforming key portions of the NSA’s spying apparatus looms less than two months away, two of the most … Continue reading

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Reason: Rand Paul Worries Whether Surveillance Reform Will Even Be Debated in Senate

Reason: Rand Paul Worries Whether Surveillance Reform Will Even Be Debated in Senate by Scott Shackford: Sen. Rand Paul (R-Ky.) is concerned his peers will attempt to reauthorize and possibly even expand the federal government’s surveillance powers without any public … Continue reading

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EFF: EFF and ACLU Ask Appeals Court to Find Section 702 Surveillance Unconstitutional

EFF: EFF and ACLU Ask Appeals Court to Find Section 702 Surveillance Unconstitutional by Andrew Crocker: As Congress considers reforming Section 702, the NSA’s warrantless surveillance authority, EFF and ACLU are asking a federal court of appeals in New York … Continue reading

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Reason: Sens. Rand Paul and Ron Wyden Unveil Long-Awaited, Privacy-Protecting Surveillance Reform Bill

Reason: Sens. Rand Paul and Ron Wyden Unveil Long-Awaited, Privacy-Protecting Surveillance Reform Bill by Scott Shackford The Fourth Amendment matters to some legislators.

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EFF: FBI Director Wray is Wrong About Section 702 Surveillance

EFF: FBI Director Wray is Wrong About Section 702 Surveillance by David Ruiz: Newly-minted FBI Director Christopher Wray threw out several justifications for the continued, warrantless government search of American communications. He’s wrong on all accounts. 

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WaPo: The Fourth Amendment and querying the 702 database for evidence of crimes

WaPo: The Fourth Amendment and querying the 702 database for evidence of crimes by Orin Kerr:

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