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Bipartisan bill seeks to reform a law that allows spy agencies to surveil U.S. citizens

[ad_1] On Tuesday, a bipartisan group in Congress proposed legislation to rein in a controversial loophole in the Foreign Intelligence Surveillance Act (FISA) that provisions U.S. spy agencies with a legal loophole to conduct warrantless surveillance on American citizens. The bill, co-sponsored by Senate privacy hawk...

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Where Trump’s FBI nominee stands on tech’s hot privacy issues

[ad_1] While questions about Russia attracted more initial scrutiny at his Senate confirmation hearing today, Trump’s proposed James Comey replacement Chris Wray did offer a few clues on his ideas about the digital privacy of American citizens. On encryption: “There’s a balance that has to be struck...

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Intel agencies want to make the most controversial foreign surveillance rule permanent

[ad_1] In a Senate Select Intelligence Committee hearing that often veered off route, two of the nation’s most powerful intelligence figures made their case for extending a controversial portion of the the Foreign Surveillance Intelligence Act (FISA) known as Section 702. Section 702, which allows...

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FBI director Comey backs new Feinstein push for decrypt bill

[ad_1] Answering questions at a Senate oversight committee hearing this morning, FBI Director James Comey has hinted at growing consensus between technology companies and intelligence agencies over the controversial issue of how to access encrypted data. He also supported what appears to be a fresh push by senator Dianne Feinstein to introduce legislation to enable courts to order...

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With the war far from over, privacy activists cautiously celebrate a battle won

[ad_1] After the NSA’s surprise announcement that it would pull back on a contentious surveillance tactic, privacy advocates found themselves in a strange place in 2017: They’d actually won a thing. With a mix of cautious optimism and rightfully cynical pragmatism, the organizations and figures so...

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