Earlier this month, Republican Senator Tom Cotton introduced S. 1339, legislation that would make permanent the extraordinary electronic surveillance powers of the FISA Amendments Act (also often referred to as “the 702 program”), even though the FISA Amendments Act was supposed to expire many years
Yesterday, a Republican-only group of U.S. Senators led by Tom Cotton introduced S. 1339, legislation that would make the FISA Amendments Act – Section VII of the Foreign Intelligence Surveillance Act – permanent. When the FISA Amendments Act was passed in 2008, it was so
If you’ve been following changes to American surveillance law since 2001, you’ll know that most of the U.S. government’s surveillance activities are propped up by two laws: the USA Patriot Act and the FISA Amendments Act. The Patriot Act authorized agents of the United States
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