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House votes down amendment to ban warrantless spying on Americans

Washington - Tuesday evening an amendment to a bill designed to restrain domestic surveillance under Section 702 of the Foreign Intelligence Surveillance Act (FISA) was defeated in the US House of Representatives by a vote of 175 to 252.

US used secret surveillance to gather information on Huawei

US authorities gathered information on Huawei Technologies through secret surveillance obtained under the Foreign Intelligence Surveillance Act (FISA) to use in a case that charges the company with violating US sanctions against Iran.

Op-Ed: ACLU lawsuit enlightens shadowy NSA surveillance justification

Documents received by the American Civil Liberties Union in response to a lawsuit enlighten us to the deceptive language and tortured logic surrounding a secretive Executive Order being used by the NSA to justify illegally spying on every American.

Twitter lawsuit seeks transparency in surveillance requests

San Francisco - Twitter has filed suit against the U.S Justice Department, claiming current laws restricting what the company can publicly disclose about national security requests is a violation of the First Amendment.

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).

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.

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.

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.

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.

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.

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.

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.

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.

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.

The U.S. Senate Votes For Cloture on FISA Bill, 80 to 15

With a vote of 80 to 15 with 5 Senators not voting, the U.S. Senate voted for cloture on the Motion to Proceed on the Foreign Intelligence Surveillance Act (FISA) bill that was approved by the U.S. House last week.

Rumor: FISA Deal Reached in the House

There is a rumor spreading throughout the "left side of the spectrum" that there is an underhanded Democrat Party cave in soon to be revealed. In a post running around on the Hill, the deal could be imminent.

Op-Ed: The Secret Meetings of the Loser Class

San Fran Nann is stuck...she lied to get into power and now to remain in power, she has to risk National Security to pander and cater to her far-left allies in purposeful ignorance.

Bush Urges US House To Approve Bill That Updates FISA

United States President George W. Bush has stepped up the pressure on the US House to either approve or veto the update to the Foreign Intelligence Surveillance Act (FISA). The Senate version gives immunity while the House version does not.

Op-Ed: Telecom Immunity - 12 Democrats Cross Aisle to Reject Democratic Legislation

In a last-minute parliamentary maneuver late yesterday, Senate Republican leaders sought to force a vote on Monday to close debate on the bill, which would effectively kill proposed Democratic amendments.

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