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A Part of the Patriot Act Is Dead; Surveillance Is Not

June 15, 2015 // Rue89 - France - French

<i>A part of the Patriot Act has expired, but it is bound to be quickly replaced by the Freedom Act, which is stuck in the Senate. For many, it won't stop mass surveillance in the U.S. or internationally.</i> A part of the Patriot Act, a controversial and far-reaching law adopted the day after the attacks on Sept. [Read more]

Edward Snowden’s Difficult Redemption

June 12, 2015 // El Universal - Mexico - Spanish

Last week, Senate Republican Majority Leader Mitch McConnell confirmed that he is a sore loser. After the victory of the so-called Freedom Act, the initiative that President Barack Obama signed into law to regulate spying programs in the U.S., McConnell appeared livid as a result of the defeat and claimed that this win [Read more]

A Small Victory

June 9, 2015 // Le Devoir - Canada - French

Though this new law will partially reduce the NSA’s ability to collect this metadata, it will not significantly hinder the vast majority of the U.S. agency's large-scale surveillance activities.