Snowden’s Whistleblowing Creates Climate for Critical House Vote on NSA Surveillance

By: Wednesday July 24, 2013 9:24 am

Former National Security Agency contractor Edward Snowden, who blew the whistle on top secret United States government surveillance programs and arrived at Moscow’s Sheremetyevo airport about one month ago. He is set to leave the transit zone where he has been living just as a critical vote in Congress on NSA surveillance is scheduled to take [...]

Warrantless Wiretapping Law Hearing Highlights Surveillance State Secrecy

By: Thursday May 31, 2012 2:20 pm

A House Judiciary subcommittee held an oversight hearing today on the FISA Amendments Act of 2008 (FAA). The hearing was convened to examine the law before it is reauthorized this year. There was little dispute that it should be reauthorized. The debate that occurred among congresspeople was instead focused on what reforms would be reasonable [...]

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