Senate Passes USA Freedom Act
The Senate today passed the USA Freedom Act, which moves to curtail how the NSA collects and stores American call records. The Patriot Act expired on Sunday and with it the NSA's authority to collect call records en masse. Under the USA Freedom Act, telephone companies will now hold all call records for a period of 18 months. The government will need to go through a court to access those records. Under the Patriot Act, the NSA collected and stored call data in bulk on its own. The House of Representatives passed the bill in April. The USA Freedom Act has the support of the White House and President Obama is expected to sign it into law.
NSA Ceases Collecting Phone Data in Bulk
Nov 30, 2015
The National Security Agency is no longer sucking in all the data generated by Americans' phone calls. The NSA was required to shut down its surveillance program by the end of the day Nov.
Houses Passes Bill that Could Cripple FCC's Net Neutrality Rules
Apr 15, 2016
The U.S. House of Representatives today passed bill HR 2666, which could interfere with the FCC's ability to enforce net neutrality provisions.
Law Enforcement Could Use CLOUD Act to Skirt 4th Amendment
Mar 15, 2018
The CLOUD Act would give law enforcement both at home and abroad new access to Americans' personal data in violation of the Fourth Amendment, according to the Electronic Frontier Foundation. The CLOUD Act (H.R.
Court Rules Cell Location Data Fair Game
Apr 15, 2016
The U.S. Court of Appeals has sided with the government and ruled that law enforcement can gather cell location records without first obtaining a warrant.
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