National Security Agency

N.S.A. Discussed on House Floor, Won’t be Stopped

Representative F. James Sensenbrenner Jr. (R-WI), one of the principal authors of the Patriot Act which has given the N.S.A. its power to collect phone records and other data on American citizens, says that the Patriot Act was never meant to create a program that demands the phone records of every American. “The time has come to stop it,” he said.

EFF Files New Lawsuit Against NSA

“Who we call, how often we call them, and how long we speak shows the government what groups we belong to or associate with, which political issues concern us, and our religious affiliation. Exposing this information –especially in a massive, untargeted way over a long period of time– violates the Constitution and the basic First Amendment tests that have been in place for over 50 years.”