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Mass Surveillance Program Faces Uncertain Fate as Senate Blocks NSA Bill

A measure to extend spy agencies’ bulk collection of Americans’ telephone records was blocked in the U.S. Senate early Saturday morning, leaving the fate of the program uncertain days before it expires on June 1. 367 more words

Policy

US: Bill to Reign In NSA Mass Collection Program Fails

Signed into law by George Bush in 2006 following the aftermath of the 9/11 attacks, the Patriot Act became one of the initial building blocks that would lead to the propagation of many and varied US-led mass surveillance programmes, such as the… 430 more words

Politico

Paul begins Patriot Act filibuster

Presidential hopeful Sen. Rand Paul took to the Senate floor Wednesday, in what the Kentucky Republican’s staff is calling a long-anticipated filibuster of extending the Patriot Act. 635 more words

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The Patriot Act, the law used to justify mass government surveillance, is going to expire if it’s not reauthorized this week.

 These 50 emergency vigils are the most effective step we can take right now to stop any senator from thinking that maybe it’s ok to renew the Patriot Act. 548 more words

Corruption

Tools To Protect Your Online Privacy

The dialogue that you shouldn’t worry about privacy if you have nothing to hide, or the wand-waving away of basic security in return for convenience, simply doesn’t fly. 75 more words

National Security

More pressure against mass data collection

The New Zealand public was assured that no mas collection of communications was done by the GCSB. This didn’t stop speculation and claims that mass collection was being done, in large part due to the revelation that Five Eyes partner the USA carried out mass collection. 607 more words

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