Jul 172013
 
 July 17, 2013  Surveillance, U.S.

Today’s House Judiciary Committee oversight hearing on FISA got a bit testy at times, with some members of the committee suggesting that Edward Snowden is the only reason we know about the scope of government collection of our call records and that Section 215 of the PATRIOT Act may not get renewed in two years when it sunsets if the government doesn’t rein in its practices. You can watch the entire hearing on C-SPAN. Here’s one of the best exchanges, where Rep. Farenthold makes it clear that there’s almost no limit on what the government can get

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