By Tag "FISA"
The House is in session Monday through Friday. The main item on their agenda is S. 139, legislation reauthorizing Section 702 of the FISA Act, otherwise known as the “crown jewel” of the surveillance state. While S. 139 makes some [...]
The following Republicans voted with President Obama and against Rep. Justin Amash's Amendment to stop the NSA from spying on millions of innocent Americans. Is your Congressman on this list? Call them: 202-224-3121 Check out the full roll [...]
By: David Heacock This past week on PBS’ NOVA, the public was given an insight into what’s being called “The Next Generation of Surveillance.” ARGUS-IS, or Autonomous Real-Time Ground Ubiquitous Surveillance Imaging System, is an [...]
The National Security Agency recently made headlines by promising to reduce the amount of information collected on American citizens. Specifically, the agency promised to no longer use Section 702 of the FISA Act -- which was intended to allow [...]
By: David Heacock On Monday, the Supreme Court rejected an initiative by a group of attorneys, journalists, and advocates to limit the expansion of the Foreign Intelligence Surveillance Act (FISA). While the court was not directly considering [...]
A common refrain from talking heads and pundits is that there is too little bipartisanship in Washington. However, Senate "debate" over the FISA Amendments Act reauthorization, and its passage by a vote of 73-23, showed that our Honorary [...]