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The House of Representatives passed the USA Freedom Act on Wednesday with a 338-88 vote, but experts say that powers of mass surveillance will continue, and even expand, if the bill passes and becomes law. (Image: EFF/flickr/cc)

‘Fake’ Reform: Little to Celebrate as USA Freedom Act Passes House

By Jon Queally Common Dreams May 14, 2015   ‘Fake’ Reform: Little to Celebrate as USA Freedom Act Passes House With Patriot Act re-authorization looming, end of domestic phone collection program not enough to assuage civil liberty and privacy advocates     Though the overwhelming and bipartisan passage of the USA Freedom Act in the […]


VA Sending Veterans’ Mental Health Information to the FBI to Aid Gun Restrictions

By Adam Dick Ron Paul Institute April 22, 2015   VA Sending Veterans’ Mental Health Information to the FBI to Aid Gun Restrictions     A February 2012 memorandum of understanding between the United States Department of Veterans Affairs (VA) and the Federal Bureau of Investigation (FBI) lays out a process pursuant to which the […]

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FBI director James Comey. (Photo: Brookings Institution/flickr/cc)

FBI Plan to Expand Hacking Powers Moves Forward

By Nadia Prupis Common Dreams March 17, 2015   FBI Plan to Expand Hacking Powers Moves Forward Justice Department dismisses concerns over privacy and other rights     A judiciary panel on Monday quietly approved a rule change that would increase the Federal Bureau of Investigation’s surveillance powers, despite concerns over privacy and constitutional rights. […]