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  • SEN. RON WYDEN (D-OR) sounds alarm over FISA in the Senate

    04/18/2024 11:26:55 AM PDT · by RandFan · 13 replies
    Twitter/X ^ | April 18 | Ron Wyden
    @RonWyden As the longest serving member of the Senate Intelligence Committee, I can say with confidence that this bill is the biggest expansion of the government's warrantless surveillance power since the PATRIOT Act. I'm still doing everything in my power to stop it passing the Senate.
  • Ex-TikTok Employee Says He Was Ordered To Send US Data to China

    04/16/2024 8:40:31 AM PDT · by bitt · 10 replies ^ | 4/15/2024 | Matthew Xiao
    A former senior employee at TikTok said he was ordered to send American user data to Beijing-based parent company ByteDance, contradicting TikTok’s public claims of operating independently from China, according to a Fortune report published Monday. Evan Turner, a senior data scientist for TikTok from April to September in 2022, told Fortune that every two weeks TikTok had him email spreadsheets containing millions of American users’ data to ByteDance employees in Beijing, including the users’ names, email addresses, IP addresses, and demographics. Turner said he "literally worked on a project that gave U.S. data to China" even though TikTok had...
  • Rand Paul: 'Speaker Johnson, the leader of the Republicans, voted with the Democrats on FISA and on the spending package'

    04/14/2024 11:32:10 AM PDT · by RandFan · 21 replies
    Twitter/X ^ | April 14 | Maria
    @RandPaul .@SpeakerJohnson was incredibly wrong to vote w/ Dems against the 4th amend. when he killed the FISA warrant requirement and wrong to give in to the Dems spending demands. As I see it now, I'm not so sure there's a difference between him being in charge and Dems being in charge.
  • Rep. Anna Paulina Luna Initiates Unprecedented Move to Stall FISA Bill — Demands New Vote After House Uniparty Approves Bill Granting ‘Deep State’ the Power to Spy on Americans Without Warrant

    04/12/2024 7:19:01 PM PDT · by Dr. Franklin · 19 replies
    The Gateway Pundit ^ | April 12. 2024 | Jim Hoft
    Representative Anna Paulina Luna has called for a rare procedural move to delay the Senate’s consideration of the Foreign Intelligence Surveillance Act (FISA) Section 702 extension, pushing for a new vote in the House of Representatives. This move comes in the wake of the House’s approval of a bill that further empowers the ‘Deep State’ by allowing it to surveil Americans without a warrant. On Friday, the House cast a vote of 273 to 147 in favor of extending Section 702 of FISA, a provision originally enacted in the aftermath of September 11, 2001. This legislation permits U.S. agencies to...
  • ‘He’s Not Resigning’: Speaker Johnson Defiant After Casting Deciding Vote to Continue Deep State’s Warrantless Surveillance

    04/12/2024 1:58:12 PM PDT · by knighthawk · 79 replies
    Breitbart ^ | April 12 2024 | MATTHEW BOYLE
    House Speaker Mike Johnson’s office told Breitbart News exclusively that he intends to remain as Speaker of the House after he cast the deciding vote against ending the deep state’s warrantless surveillance of American citizens on Friday. Johnson, who is now rushing down to Mar-a-Lago to hope former President Donald Trump gives him a lifeline, is facing serious questions as to whether or not he can continue in the position after a string of major policy failures on his watch. Johnson intends to hold a press conference with Trump to unveil a messaging bill meant to stop illegal aliens from...
  • No warrant, no FISA renewal. Not just no. HELL NO!

    04/12/2024 9:52:20 AM PDT · by Starman417 · 14 replies
    Flopping Aces ^ | 04-12-24 | DrJohn
    "I don't trust you."So said Rep Mike Garcia to FBI Director Christopher Wray. Garcia accused Wray of standing relatively silent and passive about "the biggest national security threat" to the U.S. – referring to the southern border — and refused to give "little credence" in the director’s ability to do his job or lead the "brave agents" below him. "I don’t trust you to protect us," Garcia said. "I think because of your inability to lead and also shape the policies and the DOJ and at the White House, we are now in a more precarious position than we were,...
  • BREAKING: Speaker Mike Johnson just inexcusably voted against the American people and his voters by casting the tie-breaking vote 212-212 to defeat a FISA 702 amendment requiring a warrant to spy on Americans.

    04/12/2024 10:56:41 AM PDT · by george76 · 211 replies
    X twitter ^ | Apr 12, 2024 | Charlie Kirk
    BREAKING: Speaker Mike Johnson just inexcusably voted against the American people and his voters by casting the tie-breaking vote 212-212 to defeat a FISA 702 amendment requiring a warrant to spy on Americans. This is how the Constitution dies. Brought to you by the House GOP.
  • Speaker Mike Johnson Claims Classified Briefing Made Him Flip-Flop on Spy Powers Reform

    04/11/2024 1:59:25 PM PDT · by ChicagoConservative27 · 68 replies
    Breitbart ^ | 04/11/2024 | SEAN MORAN
    Speaker Mike Johnson (R-LA) on Wednesday explained his apparent flip-flop on a controversial surveillance law, saying that he now favors limited reforms after receiving a classified briefing. Speaker Johnson was asked by reporters why he changed his opinion on reforming Section 702 of the Foreign Intelligence Surveillance Act (FISA), a controversial surveillance law that is meant to target foreign adversaries, but often surveils Americans’ communications without a warrant. Johnson this week came out against a warrant requirement for Section 702 and moved not to allow an amendment that would have barred intelligence and law enforcement agencies from purchasing Americans’ private...
  • Get a warrant!

    04/10/2024 7:40:06 PM PDT · by RandFan · 19 replies
    Twitter/X ^ | April 10 | Sen. Mike Lee
    @BasedMikeLee Don’t fall for the hyperbole. The sky is not about to fall. We must not allow for a “clean”reauthorization of FISA 702. We must continue to fight until we can attach a warrant requirement to FISA 702. Get a warrant!
  • The Conversation at 50: Why the Paranoid Thriller Is More Relevant Than Ever

    04/10/2024 1:36:38 PM PDT · by nickcarraway · 24 replies
    BBC ^ | 4/9 | Adam Scovell
    Released between the Godfathers, Francis Ford Coppola's 1974 film was a passion project – and its tale of a surveillance expert disturbed by what he hears hits even harder in 2024. Ever get the feeling you are being watched? How many cameras caught you on your way to work today? How many companies tracked your buying habits on your lunch break? Where is all this information about you going? These may be obviously pertinent questions in the digital age, when 21st-Century technology gives corporations and institutions unprecedented access to our personal information, but they've been the subject of feverish concern...
  • Bannon and MTG issue dire warning: regime trying to relaunch sinister 702 FISA warrant again…

    04/09/2024 6:38:43 PM PDT · by george76 · 14 replies
    Revolver News ^ | April 9, 2024
    You might remember FISA warrants from the infamous and disgraceful Russia hoax saga. Well, they’re making headlines again as lawmakers debate bringing back the use of the 702 FISA warrantless searches that came about after 9/11 and during the Patriot Act frenzy and were used and abused against innocent Americans. ... Everyone’s favorite warrantless surveillance tool, FISA Section 702, returns to the US House of Representatives this week and is expected to go to a full House vote on Thursday. Or, it may all fall apart (again) in the House Rules Committee on Tuesday. This week’s congressional action follows an...
  • CIA Wants Congress to Expand Top-Secret Eavesdropping Program To ‘Fight Against Fentanyl Crisis’

    04/08/2024 4:56:37 AM PDT · by Tench_Coxe · 36 replies
    The Central Intelligence Agency (CIA), along with other members of the U.S. intelligence community, are pushing for Congress to expand Section 702 of the Foreign Intelligence Surveillance Act of 1978 in order to fight the ongoing fentanyl crisis.According to the Brennan Center of Justice, Section 702, “Authorizes the government to collect the communications of non-Americans located abroad without a warrant from a court. While this surveillance is supposed to target foreigners, it inevitably sweeps in Americans’ private phone calls, emails, and text messages too.” (snip) However, CIA officials believe in its current form, Section 702 limits the intelligence community from...
  • Mike Lee: 'Shameful' House Republicans faked a national security emergency and adjourned House over FISA

    04/07/2024 6:22:01 AM PDT · by RandFan · 12 replies
    Twitter/X ^ | April 7 | Sen. Mike Lee
    @BasedMikeLee Just a few weeks ago, the House was ready to pass legislation prohibiting warrantless searches of Americans’ private communications under FISA 702. A few House Republicans then created a fake “national security” distraction and convinced the House to adjourn. Shameful. @RepThomasMassie The U.S. government uses the Foreign Intelligence Surveillance Act to spy on Americans without a warrant. This week, the House will vote to require the Feds to get a warrant to snoop on Americans. Sadly this vote is likely to fail. I will demand a recorded vote & post results.
  • In California and Elsewhere, Fear of Crime Drives the Surveillance State

    04/05/2024 10:12:52 AM PDT · by MtnClimber · 12 replies
    Reason ^ | 5 Apr, 2024 | J.D. TUCCILLE
    Concerns about public safety will eventually recede, but Big Brother will still be watching. Did somebody say something about never letting a crisis go to waste? That may well have been on California Gov. Gavin Newsom's mind when he announced the installation of hundreds of surveillance cameras in Oakland to address public concerns about crime. Whether or not robberies and assaults decline because of police monitoring, you can bet those cameras will remain in place long after everybody has forgotten the reason for their existence. Crime Fears Become an Excuse for Surveillance"Building on public safety investments in Oakland and the...
  • BREAKING: Biden is mandating Americans reentering US give CDC contact tracing info or face "criminal penalties," even though CDC's COVID health emergency expired May 2023

    04/02/2024 4:25:37 PM PDT · by Macho MAGA Man · 102 replies
    Paul Sperry on Twitter X ^ | April 2, 2024 | Paul Sperry
    Paul Sperry @paulsperry_ BREAKING: Biden is mandating Americans reentering US give CDC contact tracing info or face "criminal penalties," even though CDC's COVID health emergency expired May 2023
  • Oakland Installing 480 Cameras, Joining ‘Nationwide Mass-Surveillance System’

    04/01/2024 9:28:06 AM PDT · by marshmallow · 33 replies
    Sputnik News ^ | 3/31/24 | Ian Demartino
    In 2023, Oakland, California was the site of 14,554 motor vehicle thefts, an all-time high for the city. With increases in burglaries and robberies as well, violent and property crimes are higher in Oakland than they have been since the early 1990s.The California city of Oakland has approved a plan to install 480 surveillance cameras equipped with automatic license plate readers in an effort to fight rising crime in the city. Most of the cameras, 290, will be deployed inside the city while the remaining 180 will be placed on freeways. The cameras will provide law enforcement with the ability...
  • Google Commits to Deleting Browsing Data to Resolve ‘Incognito’ Lawsuit (NOT April fools!)

    04/01/2024 9:15:39 AM PDT · by C210N · 15 replies
    Badlands Media ^ | 4/1/2024 | Ali Tucker
    As part of a settlement agreement in a lawsuit alleging unauthorized tracking by the company, Google will erase a vast collection of data encompassing the web-browsing histories of millions of users. The class action lawsuit, initiated in 2020, leveled accusations against Google for purportedly deceiving users regarding Chrome's tracking mechanisms while using the private “Incognito” browsing mode. The lawsuit claimed that Google's promotional materials and privacy statements failed to adequately disclose the extent of data collection, including specifics about the websites visited by users.
  • 'Almost Orwellian': Feds black out nearly all emails about trucker surveillance proposal

    04/01/2024 2:36:52 AM PDT · by CFW · 25 replies
    Just the News ^ | 3/31/24 | By Greg Piper
    A Department of Transportation component slammed the brakes following semi-furious opposition to its proposal for "on demand" law enforcement surveillance of commercial vehicles a year and a half ago. It took another six months to turn over the records after a FOIA lawsuit to compel their release, a day before they were due in court Thursday, with no indication yet from FMCSA when it would release a final rule. The Federal Motor Carrier Safety Administration had internal conversations about those public comments over several months, including via personal email, at the same time it was stalling a Freedom of Information...
  • FISA renewal deadline fast approaching amid bipartisan call for ending warrantless surveillance

    03/31/2024 8:43:17 AM PDT · by Twotone · 10 replies
    Just the News ^ | March 26, 2024 | Nicholas Ballasy
    The Foreign Intelligence Surveillance Act (FISA) renewal deadline is fast approaching as conservative lawmakers and some Democrats continue their push for ending warrantless surveillance. Lawmakers on both sides of the aisle, including conservative and progressive legislators, have called for reforming section 702 of FISA ahead of the April 19 deadline. According to the Office of the Director of National Intelligence, Section 702 is a "key provision of the FISA Amendments Act of 2008 that permits the government to conduct targeted surveillance of foreign persons located outside the United States, with the compelled assistance of electronic communication service providers, to acquire...
  • Did You Know That You Have an ESG Score and it Can Be Used Against You?

    03/29/2024 5:25:03 PM PDT · by SeekAndFind · 83 replies
    Hotair ^ | 03/29/2024 | David Strom
    YGTBFKM Until today, I didn't realize that individuals are now being assigned ESG scores that some institutions use to decide whether they will do business with a person. I obviously knew about ESG scores that huge investment firms are using to force corporations to conform to ideological demands. I knew that in some cases, prominent individuals or troublemakers have been blackballed by banks and other firms. And, of course, I know that some companies that sell politically incorrect items are getting deplatformed by PayPal and even web providers. But I didn't know that an industry has sprung up to analyze...