FISA reauthorization

zgrose

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Speaking of the security state from another thread, how are you guys with the move forward on the re-up?
 

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It's a step in the right direction...
The White House supported the bill passed by the House on Thursday. That bill, by Intelligence Committee Chairman Devin Nunes, R-Calif., would restrict the use of data collected under Section 702 in some criminal prosecutions of U.S. citizens.

The bill also would temporarily stop federal agents from collecting communications that mention a surveillance target — but aren't to or from that target — until the Intelligence Community presents Congress with new procedures for gathering information.

Nunes said his bill strengthens privacy protections "without hindering the ability of our intelligence professionals to monitor terror suspects, analyze collected data, and keep us safe."

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https://www.usatoday.com/story/news/politics/2018/01/11/house-vote-privacy-advocates-offer-changes-controversial-surveillance/1020930001/

It needs to impose stiffer punishment for government officials who misuse FISA warrants and information collected under FISA warrants for political purposes... But, it's a good start.
 
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