Tag Archives: Section 215

Sonali Kolhatkar | Say It Plain: Stop Spying on Us

Kolhatkar: Part of the reason for this confusion is slick propaganda employed by proponents of mass surveillance.

Video: 3 Ways USA Freedom Act Fails to Stop FBI Spying on Americans

 As the Senate looks to pass a bipartisan “reformed” Patriot Act, TRNN’s Jessica Desvarieux examines how this bill will continue FBI’s mass collection of private information of Americans who are under no suspicion of crime. Subscribe or “Follow” us on RiseUpTimes.org. Rise Up Times is also on Facebook! Check the Rise Up Times page for posts from this blog […]

Patriot Act: Department of Justice Inspector General Report on FBI Section 215 Orders 2007-2009

Patriot Act: A Review of the FBI’s Use of Section 215 Orders: Assessment of Progress in Implementing Recommendations and Examination of Use in 2007 through 2009 Public Intelligence  May 31, 2015 DEPARTMENT OF JUSTICE, FEDERAL BUREAU OF INVESTIGATION The following Inspector General report was released by the Department of Justice on May 21, 2015. A […]

Section 215 of the Patriot Act Expires in June. Is Congress Ready?

You may have heard that the Patriot Act is set to expire soon. That’s not quite the case. The Patriot Act was a large bill, as were the reauthorizations that followed in 2005 and 2006. Not all of it sunsets. But three provisions do expire on June 1st: Section 215, the “Lone Wolf provision,” and the “roving wiretap” provision.

Just Security: The Patriot Act’s Sunset is the Perfect Chance to Make the FISA Court More Like a Real Court

 The collection of Americans’ personal information by intelligence agencies is one of the most intrusive powers the executive branch can exercise. Such programs require a strong check in the form of robust judicial review. By Elizabeth Goitein, Faiza Patel  Just Security  CommonDreams.org  April 14, 2015 The collection of Americans’ personal information by intelligence agencies is one of […]

Glenn Greenwald: Why John Oliver can’t find Americans who know Edward Snowden’s name (it’s not about Snowden)

Greenwald: Propagandizing 70 percent of the population is not easy to do, and obviously requires active deceit or pervasive acquiescence by the country’s news media. As part of his discussion last night, Oliver showed my favorite MSNBC clip in order to illustrate the lack of substantive surveillance discussion in the media: