WEB Notes: The governments of the world spying on you are not going to go away, period. At this point I think very few people even have issue with this. My stance is your privacy is your right, not to be violated and the Constitution backs that up. We should never give away our freedom for temporary “security.”
With major NSA surveillance authorities set to expire later this month, House Republicans are rushing to pass a bill that would not only reauthorize existing powers, but also codify into law some practices that critics have called unconstitutional.
The bill takes aim at reforming how federal law enforcement can use data collected by the National Security Agency, putting a modest constraint on when the FBI can conduct so-called backdoor searches of Americans’ communications. But because such searches make use of a legal loophole, critics say the current bill may do more harm than good by explicitly writing the practice into law.