Once Trump signs the bill into law, US intelligence agencies will be able to spy on the electronic communications of Americans with an overseas contact without a warrant.
3 Democrats and 2 Republicans are filibustering the Senate vote on the reauthorization of FISA Section 702.
Section 702 of the Foreign Intelligence Surveillance Act has been abused by the intelligence agencies to spy on Americans. This week the House of Representatives will vote on a bill to make that legal.
America's top intelligence officials had a shady day in Congress.
"To determine if communicants are US persons, NSA would be required to conduct significant further research."
The court found an "institutional lack of candor on NSA's part and emphasized that this is a very serious Fourth Amendment issue."
A newly declassified report suggests that the FBI may have done little more than rubber stamp the NSA’s target nominations.
Privacy advocates are asking a judge to rule that NSA internet data collection is a violation of the Fourth Amendment without deciding what that means for the future of the program.
We've heard a lot about NSA spying thanks to Edward Snowden, but the Federal Bureau of Investigation is no stranger to unaccountable snooping.
A board directly appointed by President Obama finds "legality" and "value" in mass government surveillance. We should not be so appeased.