bodhizaffah: And not one person was held accountable or punished.
This absolutely makes my eye twitch.
I’m fine with foreign surveillance. Fine with properly compartmentalized domestic surveillance to an extent. But renewing the FISA law under those auspices while adding authorization for the FBI to utilize it for law enforcement purposes is just a bridge too far. Those mealy mouthed weasels we send to represent us in Congress can say whatever they want. None of it changes the fact that this is unconstitutional. Preventing THIS is precisely why we have a 4th Amendment.
Now we just have to wait for the court challenges. Because that’s what it’s going to take. And have our constitutional and civil rights violated in the meantime.
Worthless motherfucking charlatans, all of them.
Trump should follow his promise during his inauguration. He said he is transferring power from Washington DC and giving it back to us the people. This isn’t power for the people, this is more DC tyranny.
Google’s true origin partly lies in CIA and NSA research grants for mass surveillance
ninabrownnj: I think it’s safe to assume any corporation with such immediate access to the American people would *at least* be approached by the government to enter some sort of cooperation.
pepe_silvia67: SS: Two decades ago, the US intelligence community worked closely with Silicon Valley in an effort to track citizens in cyberspace. And Google is at the heart of that origin story. Some of the research that led to Google’s ambitious creation was funded and coordinated by a research group established by the intelligence community to find ways to track individuals and groups online.
sumdail: Remember when google’s motto was “do no evil” or something similar. So much for that.
The Same Democrats Who Denounce Donald Trump as a Lawless, Treasonous Authoritarian Just Voted to Give Him Vast Warrantless Spying Powers
A proposed new amendment was scheduled to be voted on in the House of Representatives that would have imposed meaningful limits and new safeguards on Trump’s ability to exercise one of the most dangerous, invasive, and historically abused presidential powers: spying on the communications of American citizens without warrants.
Joining the pro-surveillance coalition led by Trump, Paul Ryan, Devin Nunes, Schiff, and Swalwell was the House’s liberal icon and senior Democrat, Nancy Pelosi.
Ikantbeliveit: Wait, hold up… Are you really complaining about how democrats gave Trump these powers,
but you aren’t going to say anything about Trump being the one who actually wanted it, or the the republicans who voted it for it overwhelmingly?
CosmicOwly: Yup, their was enough dems to vote against it and block/delay it but a bunch of them supported it. That should be all over the front page but they only focus on trump.
Here are the 256 representatives that just voted to reauthorize and expand unconstitutional NSA…
The House of Representatives just voted 256–164 to pass S. 139, which reauthorizes the U.S. government’s mass spying powers under Section 702 of the FISA Amendments Act. They also voted down an amendment that attempted to fix the worst parts of the bill and limit domestic spying on American citizens.
Contact your Senators right now by texting FREEDOM to 384–387 (tell them to vote NO on cloture and NO on S. 139)!
This is a violation of the constitutional rights of all Americans and a fundamental ethics violation of all human rights. If you’d like to have your voice heard, call or email your representative.
Orangutan: The House is one of Congress’s two chambers (the other is the U.S. Senate), and part of the federal government’s legislative branch. The number of voting representatives in the House is fixed by law at no more than 435, proportionally representing the population of the 50 states.
Congrats to Donald Trump, Devin Nunes, Adam Schiff, Nancy Pelosi, and the NSA on their grand victory in ensuring that Americans can continue to be spied on without warrants
SLOpokin: The only time they unite, is when they can further eradicate our liberties.
ItsAMeEric: We need to oust all the fascist politicians in our country on both sides.
Do any people here still think Trump gives a shit about their rights or well being?
Ih8j4ke: Finally we see how great bipartisan work really is in congress
House votes to renew NSA spying, rejects reform push
Mr_Quagmire: SS: Our government is intent on having the ability to spy on everyone, innocent or otherwise. Why do they need this power? Why do we keep voting in representatives who support this initiative?
orionquest2016: The constitution was suspended on 9/11. Until we stop pretending the country wasn’t taken over, liberty will continue to be eroded.