The House of Representatives have voted to expand the NSA’s surveillance powers for another six years. Many consider the bill to be a clear violation of the Fourth Amendment, as it endorses warrantless collection of Americans’ emails, chat logs, and other personal communications.
This is a disappointment to EFF and all our supporters who, for weeks, have spoken to defend privacy. And this is a disappointment for the dozens of Congress members who have tried to rein NSA surveillance in, asking that the intelligence community merely follow the Constitution.
Is there anyone here really think the NSA would have stopped regardless of the vote?
- Stop the Senate from Extending NSA Spying (act.eff.org)
- Bipartisan Coalition Introduces USA RIGHTS Act to Reform Secretive Warrantless Spy Program (wyden.senate.gov)