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Patriot Act Section 215

Using Metadata to Catch a Whistleblower

Peter Van Buren | Posted 05.27.2014 | Politics
Peter Van Buren

What if that someone also had, as we know the NSA does, access to your social media, email, snail mail, credit card data, travel information, air reservations, and bank records? Orwell was an amateur. Metadata is the key to stripping away the haystack so that the needle is just sitting there.

Ryan J. Reilly

FBI Director: Snowden No 'Hero,' Revealed Government Operating Way 'Founders Intended'"

HuffingtonPost.com | Ryan J. Reilly | Posted 01.25.2014 | Politics

WASHINGTON -- FBI Director James Comey said he thinks there's a legitimate debate to be had about the National Security Agency's phone surveillance pr...

Matt Sledge

The NSA's Reach Might Be Even Bigger Than We Thought

HuffingtonPost.com | Matt Sledge | Posted 12.10.2013 | Politics

The National Security Agency's court-approved authority to access and analyze phone records three "hops" away from a suspected terrorist's phone numbe...

Matt Sledge

NSA Surveillance Reform Efforts Take A Hit

HuffingtonPost.com | Matt Sledge | Posted 10.11.2013 | Politics

NEW YORK -- After a summer of National Security Agency leaks, momentum has shifted to a debate on surveillance reform. But reform efforts in Congre...

Michael McAuliff

Boehner, Pelosi Defend Votes For NSA Phone Surveiilance

HuffingtonPost.com | Michael McAuliff | Posted 07.25.2013 | Politics

WASHINGTON -- House Minority Leader Nancy Pelosi (D-Calif.) and Majority Leader John Boehner (R-Ohio) found themselves on the same side again Thursday...

Danielle Schlanger

Congressman's Criticisms Of Patriot Act Misuse May Be Unfounded

HuffingtonPost.com | Danielle Schlanger | Posted 06.13.2013 | Politics

Rep. Jim Sensenbrenner (R-Wis.), the congressman who helped author The Patriot Act in 2001, has been largely critical of the Obama administration for ...

Matt Sledge

Democratic Senators Reject Obama Claim That NSA Program Strikes 'Right Balance'

HuffingtonPost.com | Matt Sledge | Posted 06.08.2013 | Politics

Two Democratic members of the Senate Intelligence Committee rejected claims President Barack Obama made Friday that the National Security Agency's pho...