As Expected, USA Freedom Act Aims To Stop Worst NSA Abuses
from the a-step-in-the-right-direction dept
As was expected, a new bill to curb the NSA’s excesses was introduced in both houses of Congress this morning, with very strong backing in both houses and on both sides of the aisle (in terms of having both powerful sponsors, and lots and lots of co-sponsors). The bill is not perfect, and it is not the final answer to all the NSA’s activities, but it’s a big step in the right direction — stopping dragnet surveillance, reforming the way the FISA court works and adding some more transparency (we described many of the details in our post last week, and the bill matches what was expected). It has a decent chance of passing, but getting anything through Congress can be a chore these days. We’ll be following what happens with this bill closely. You can see the full bill below or the quick two pager describing the details.