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The Patriot Act’s author wants to dismantle the NSA’s phone and internet data collection

Posted By admin On October 10, 2013 @ 10:19 am In Prison Planet | Comments Disabled

Josh Peterson
Daily Caller [1]
October 10, 2013

The author of the Patriot Act announced his latest plans to work to defund the NSA’s bulk collection of Americans’ phone and Internet records to an audience in Washington on Wednesday.

After months of gaining steam, the U.S. government shutdown appears to have stalled surveillance reform efforts on the Hill and in the executive branch.

On Wednesday, however, Wisconsin Republican Rep. Jim Sensenbrenner told an audience at the Cato Institute, a libertarian think tank in D.C., that he planned to introduce new legislation to “end the bulk collection of American’s communications records by adopting a uniform standard for intelligence gathering under Section 215 of the Patriot Act.”

The bill, called the Uniting and Strengthening America by Fulfilling Rights and Ending Eavesdropping and Online Monitoring (USAFREEDOM) Act, would also tighten Section 702 of Foreign Intelligence Surveillance Act (FISA).

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[1] Daily Caller: http://dailycaller.com/2013/10/10/the-patriot-acts-author-wants-to-dismantle-the-nsas-phone-and-internet-data-collection/

[2] House lawmakers offer bill to curb NSA’s phone data collection: http://www.prisonplanet.com/house-lawmakers-offer-bill-to-curb-nsas-phone-data-collection.html

[3] Senate bill would eliminate mass collection of phone records, reform FISA court: http://www.prisonplanet.com/senate-bill-would-eliminate-mass-collection-of-phone-records-reform-fisa-court.html

[4] New Patriot Act Controversy: Is Washington Collecting Your Cell-Phone Data?: http://www.prisonplanet.com/new-patriot-act-controversy-is-washington-collecting-your-cell-phone-data.html

[5] Revealed: the top secret rules that allow NSA to use US data without a warrant: http://www.prisonplanet.com/revealed-the-top-secret-rules-that-allow-nsa-to-use-us-data-without-a-warrant.html

[6] Newly-Leaked NSA Slide Shows that NSA Is Tapping All Data from Main Undersea Phone and Internet Cables: http://www.prisonplanet.com/newly-leaked-nsa-slide-shows-that-nsa-is-tapping-all-data-from-main-undersea-phone-and-internet-cables.html

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