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New legislation to curb NSA proposed by Patriot Act author

Legislation proposed by Rep. Jim Sensenbrenner (R-OH), who helped build the controversial Patriot Act, is aiming to tighten restrictions on domestic spying conducted by the National Security Agency (NSA).
In the Media by Justin King - 2 comments

Op-Ed: Former FISA court judge claims court system is flawed

James Robertson, a former federal judge who served on the secret Foreign Intelligence Act court from 2002 to 2005 told a panel that the court is independent but flawed because only the government views are represented effectively during its deliberations.
In the Media by Ken Hanly - 1 comment

Op-Ed: Critics question claim that NSA surveillance crucial in 2 cases

Washington - The widespread surveillance programs revealed to the public last week, have prevented dozens of terrorist attacks according to Army General Keith Alexander, head of the US Cyber Command.
In the Media by Ken Hanly

Op-Ed: US government wins 1,856 to 0 in FISA spy court

Washington - After revelations in the 1970's discovered decades of systemic abuse eavesdropping powers, the 1978 Foreign Intelligence Surveillance Act (FISA) was passed.
In the Media by Ken Hanly - 2 comments

Obama signs FISA warrantless wiretapping extension

Washington - President Barack Obama has signed a bill extending the FISA Amendments Act of 2008, a law allowing for the warrantless wiretapping of phone and electronic communications, through the end of 2017.
In the Media by Brett Wilkins - 6 comments

US Senate approves FISA warrantless wiretapping extension

Washington - The Senate has voted to reauthorize a controversial amendment that allows US intelligence agencies to wiretap communications without warrants.
In the Media by Brett Wilkins - 8 comments

Forget the fiscal cliff; US Senate extends spying bill

Washington - The US Senate managed to vote to extend the FAA Sunsets Extension Act of 2012. This will extend the Foreign Intelligence Surveillance (FISA) Amendments Act of 2008. The act granted retroactive immunity for illegal wiretaps under the Bush Administration.
In the Media by Ken Hanly - 3 comments

Appellate Court Agrees With Bush Administration on Wiretaps

A secret court has upheld an earlier FISA court ruling that government has the right to wiretap international communications of US citizens.
In the Media by Patrick Truax - 1 comment

U.S. Senate Passes FISA Bill With Telecom Immunity

Today the US Senate approved the FISA bill with the highly controversial immunity for telecommunications companies attached.
In the Media by Susan Duclos - 29 comments

Online Mutiny Against Barack Obama On His Own Website Over FISA?

In what is being called "something of an online mutiny" Barack Obama supporters are registering dissent and leveling criticism at him and they are using his own website to do so.
In the Media by Susan Duclos - 23 comments
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