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Congress Pulls Bait-and-Switch on USA FREEDOM Act

 
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Congress Pulls Bait-and-Switch on USA FREEDOM Act

Yesterday, C4L sent a letter to members of the House Judiciary Committee strongly opposing the Manager’s Amendment to H.R. 3361, the USA FREEDOM Act. The original version of the act was sold to Americans as a way to rein in the NSA’s domestic surveillance programs, and it would have been a first step towards real […]


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Tech giants defy feds, notify users of data demands

It appears tech giants will no longer comply with the government’s demand that they hand over users’ data without telling them. Major U.S. technology companies have largely ended the practice of quietly complying with investigators’ demands for e-mail records and other online data, saying that users have a right to know in advance when their […]


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Civil Liberties Hodgepodge

This week there’s been a number of stories worth highlighting regarding your civil liberties. On Monday, the U.S. Court of Appeals for the Second Circuit ruled the administration must disclose the legal rationale behind the targeted killing program that has  resulted in the deaths of several Americans, most famously Anwar al-Awlaki and Samir Khan, a Pakistani […]


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From The Folks Who Wanted to Be In Charge of Cybersecurity

This week, the Internet is in a tizzy, rightfully so, over the discovery of the Heartbleed bug — one of the biggest security glitches in the history of the Internet. But now come the juicier revelations that the NSA may have known about it for at least two years, and not only told no one […]


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Clapper: NSA conducts warrantless searches on American’s emails and phone calls

In a letter to Oregon Senator Ron Wyden, James Clapper, the director of national intelligence, confirmed that the National Security Agency has used a ‘loophole’ to search the private communications of US Citizens. According to The Guardian Many of the NSA’s most controversial programs collect information under the law affected by the so-called loophole. These […]


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