USA Freedom Act

News

The NSA’s Controversial Phone Surveillance Program Ends on Saturday

The Obama administration announces the end of the controversial NSA telephone metadata surveillance program.
Lorenzo Franceschi-Bicchierai
11.27.15
News

Judge Orders NSA to Stop Collecting American's Phone Records Immediately

A federal judge is trying to shut down the NSA’s most controversial program—again.
Lorenzo Franceschi-Bicchierai
11.9.15
News

Did You Enjoy the 28 Days the NSA Stopped Spying on You?

A secret court just allowed the NSA to resume its bulk collection program.
Jason Koebler
7.1.15
News

Pro-NSA Senator: Surveillance Reform Is 'Resounding Victory' for Edward Snowden

The Senate finally passed an NSA reform bill.
Lorenzo Franceschi-Bicchierai
6.2.15
News

For the First Time in 14 Years, the NSA Can’t Get Your Phone Records

The Senate is letting a small portion of the Patriot Act expire, but just for a couple of days.
Lorenzo Franceschi-Bicchierai
6.1.15
politics

Don’t (Just) Let the Sun Go Down on Patriot Powers

A few pieces of the Patriot Act are about to expire, but we need more than a quiet death to guarantee true reform.
Julian Sanchez
5.29.15
News

House of Representatives Votes to End NSA Phone Spying Program

A bill to end NSA mass surveillance has made it through the House, but the Senate may be a tougher sell.
Jason Koebler
5.13.15
politics

How Politicians Are Using ISIS to Preserve the Surveillance State

First it was al-Qaeda. Now it's ISIS. There's nothing like a new, distant threat to make people to forget they should care about their civil liberties.
Jason Koebler
9.15.14
politics

CISPA's Clone Will Undermine NSA Reform, Civil Liberties Groups Warn

The NSA-reforming USA FREEDOM Act and CISA are diametrically opposing forces that the Senate has to decide on in the next couple weeks.
Jason Koebler
9.5.14
politics

This Legislation Could Right (Some of) the Patriot Act's Wrongs

The Senate takes its first stab at real surveillance reform.
Jason Koebler
7.30.14
privacy

There's a Trojan Horse Hidden in Proposed NSA Reform

Some really flexible legal definitions found their way into the USA Freedom Act.
DJ Pangburn
5.21.14
politics

The White House Is Trying to Weaken the NSA Reform Bill: Report

The USA Freedom Act will likely be completely gutted before the House of Representatives votes on it.
Jason Koebler
5.19.14
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