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Section 702

Warrantless surveillance law proves it’s time to take privacy into our own hands

[ad_1] The warrantless surveillance law, otherwise known as Section 702 of the Foreign Intelligence Surveillance Act, gained mass attention back in 2013 when Edward Snowden leaked information that the NSA was using it to spy on Americans’ text messages, phone calls, emails and internet activity — all...

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Why you should care about the warrantless surveillance bill on its way to Trump’s desk

[ad_1] After debate ended in a close cloture vote on Tuesday, the Senate has voted to pass a bill that will renew one of the NSA’s most controversial practices for another six years. The bill, known as the FISA Amendments Reauthorization Act of 2017 or...

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In a cloture vote, the Senate ends debate on warrantless surveillance of U.S. citizens

[ad_1] On Tuesday, the Senate undertook a cloture vote to end the debate on a bill that would renew a controversial legal loophole that provides U.S. intelligence agencies with a means for the warrantless surveillance of American citizens. With 60 for and 38 against, the...

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The House just renewed a warrantless surveillance law without any privacy reform

[ad_1] Today in Congress, privacy reform faced a significant setback as the House voted 256 to 164 to extend a controversial piece of legislation that provides for a warrantless surveillance program that at times targets American citizens. The law, part of the Foreign Intelligence Surveillance Act...

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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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This scorecard shows which tech companies protect user data from the government (and which don’t)

[ad_1] The Electronic Frontier Foundation’s newest “Who Has Your Back?” report details what exactly tech giants are doing — or failing to do — in order to protect their users from potentially invasive government data requests. This time around, the annual report includes all four big...

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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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