Spying law is flawed, open to abuse, and lacking in accountability
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Despite recent revelations that the process by which the FBI and NSA gain approval for spying on US citizens is open to abuse, the US Congress is again planning to reauthorize the USA Freedom Act that gives those measures their legal foundation. This week, the House of Representatives unveiled HR 6172, which will reauthorize …
Far too many politicians are afraid of being labeled as soft on terrorism to let the law lapse.
Far too many Americans view surveillance by the intelligence community as a good thing because they believe that they aren't being surveiled.
I really hate to have to rely on Trump to try to get the law changed.
my stupid fellow Americans are okay with unconstitutional acts like this as long as they seem to be successful, but not one object of these investigations was successful - in fact there was only one failure FISA led investigation, that didn't turn up any terrorists in the end. The ONLY reason the US has had some success is because the various agencies were finally allowed to share information. And THAT is all that was necessary - Homeland security was that sharing instrument, and the only part of that success - but the media seems complacent not to point that out. At least the majority of the media doesn't.
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