As FISA turns 45, time to rethink post-9/11 mass surveillance expansion under Section 702

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As FISA turns 45, time to rethink post-9/11 mass surveillance expansion under Section 702

Forty-five years ago this month, President Jimmy Carter signed the Foreign Intelligence Surveillance Act (FISA) to restrain U.S. intelligence agencies’ power to spy on Americans. A 1976 Senate investigation had found that the FBI’s COINTELPRO surveillance had committed many actions — particularly against Black liberation groups and other targeted organizations — that were illegal, violent,…

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