May 152020
 May 15, 2020  Posted by  Laws, Surveillance, U.S.

Tim Cushing reports:

The Senate voted today to give us five more years of pretty much unaltered surveillance. The reauthorization of key spy powers is back on again, after Congressional inaction ran head-on into a global pandemic, allowing these to (briefly) expire. Not that this temporary expiration resulted in any less surveillance. And with this overwhelming vote in favor of resumed spying, it will probably only be a matter of days before a consolidated bill ends up on Trump’s desk. Despite his continual agitation against the “Deep State,” Trump is expected to give these powers his official blessing.

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