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 December 13, 2014  Featured News, Laws, Surveillance, U.S.

The other day, when I posted this news item, I was a bit nervous as it seemed incredible that it might be true.

But true it was, and now Mike Masnick of TechDirt has also picked up on this very disturbing and nefarious Congressional action:

We recently noted that, despite it passing overwhelmingly, Congress quietly deleted a key bit of NSA reform that would have blocked the agency from using backdoors for surveillance. But this week something even more nefarious happened, and it likely would have gone almost entirely unnoticed if Rep. Justin Amash’s staffers hadn’t caught the details of a new provision quietly slipped into the Intelligence Authorization Act, which effectively “legitimized” the way the NSA conducts most of its mass surveillance.

Read more on TechDirt.

 

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