usa freedom act

The announcement comes after a three-year effort to strike down a gag order on the case.
We are enslaved to systems that don't have our best interests at heart, in order to fulfill a basic human need: communication. We need to seriously consider creating alternatives to the internet, which would allow our communities to have ownership over how we talk and share information.
So despite the fact that some of the Republican debaters were up in arms about it, the USA Freedom Act actually has produced only very marginal gains for privacy. The current state of affairs is mostly depressing, especially in light of the floodlight on these issues gifted to us by Snowden.
Well it finally happened. Donald Trump, not content with merely mocking reporters, calling for the deportation of Muslim-Americans, and erecting walls along the American border, has a new target in his crosshairs: the Internet.
In an age of too many laws, too many prisons, too many government spies, and too many corporations eager to make a fast buck at the expense of the American taxpayer, there is no safe place and no watertight alibi.
As countries like the United Kingdom, Brazil, and China develop their data policies, the U.S. can offer a model that respects rule of law and individual rights. We can do it. This can happen.
The court previously found the program illegal in May, ruling that the Patriot Act did not authorize the National Security Agency to install such sweeping surveillance.
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The HuffPost/YouGov poll suggests, however, that Americans are sympathetic to the idea that the government's surveillance
“I’m glad that one thing hasn’t changed. We’re still naming our laws as if we have just stepped out of nap time in kindergarten