This law is unconstitutional.
But no one cares, so they just keep doing it.
No Fatmerican is going to complain, so they just keep doing it.
A key group of bipartisan lawmakers Tuesday introduced their blueprint for renewing a controversial surveillance tool before it expires at the end of the year.
The bill marks the first piece of legislation that lawmakers have introduced in the year-long battle to reauthorize Section 702 of the Foreign Intelligence Surveillance Act (FISA).
The program’s expiration, intelligence officials have warned, would impede investigations into ransomware, terrorism and other online crimes.
FISA Section 702 allows intelligence agencies to conduct warrantless surveillance of non-American citizens outside the U.S. during investigations.
But some privacy hawks, progressives and conservatives have expressed concerns about how the program inadvertently collects texts, emails and other communications from U.S. citizens who are talking to foreigners abroad.
The information collected through Section 702 requests is stored for several years in a searchable database that intelligence agencies can later access in other investigations.
Sens. Ron Wyden (D-Ore.) and Mike Lee (R-Utah), along with Reps. Warren Davidson (R-Ohio), Zoe Lofgren (D-Calif.) and Andy Biggs (R-Ariz.), introduced the Government Surveillance Reform Act on Tuesday.
Separately, the NSA and CIA are still spying on everything you do. In theory, that doesn’t matter because it can’t be used it court, while this FISA bullshit can be used in court and was used against a bunch of members of the Trump administration.
The NSA/CIA mass data collection, which is separate and can’t currently be used in court, must have some purpose. They are probably using it for blackmail, and then also using it in their AI models of human behavior, as well as for other intelligence purposes.
However, I expect they will use it for some other purpose in the future. Probably, they will start allowing it to be used in court.
Regardless, as a totally separate issue, the “legal” spying by the FBI is out of control. It’s incredible that no one blinks when both parties say they “need” to do this to you.