October 21, 2018

Secret Court Revives NSA Bulk Surveillance

On June 29, a secret court ruled that a federal court and Congress were wrong to end the NSA’s bulk collection of phone metadata; therefore, the mass surveillance can carry on as before — for now. National Journal reports: “The Foreign Intelligence Surveillance Court [FISC] approved a government request to renew the dragnet collection of […]

House Votes to End the Government’s Bulk Collection of Americans’ Phone Data

The House took a big step Wednesday toward ending the National Security Agency’s bulk collection of phone data, by passing legislation to stop this practice. The vote happened nearly two years after Edward Snowden famously disclosed the NSA’s operation, a move that forced him to flee the country, but also forced the United States to […]

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