Patriot Act Articles


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US Congress Tried, and Failed, to Strengthen the Patriot Act

While the cat is away, the mice will play, so to speak. Public outcry has determined the fate of unpopular bills in the past, so Congress appeared to be hoping…

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The Case for Mass Data Collection

Recently a US Court of Appeals ruled bulk data collection by the NSA was not authorized by Section 215 of the Patriot Act, causing wide celebration across Internet news outlets.

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Bulk Data Collection by the NSA to End June 1st

Despite putting in long hours of negotiations, the US Senate was unable to reach a compromise over the matter of reauthorizing the NSA’s mass surveillance. For the first time since…

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Protesters Across the Country Demand an End to the Patriot Act

The Patriot Act is perhaps the most authoritarian legislation to come out of the halls of Congress. It seemed the only way to justify such an extreme law was to…

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Federal Court Rules NSA Bulk Data Collection is Illegal

In what has surely been a long-awaited victory for privacy advocates in the United States, a federal court of appeals ruled that the bulk collection of metadata by the NSA…

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Secret Court Extends Bulk Data Collection by NSA

A ruling by a secret court, in the US, extends the bulk data collection of phone records, by the NSA, to June 1. President Obama is working with Congress to…