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FBI seize your internet history without a warrant

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posted on May, 16 2020 @ 11:01 AM
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A key amendment to the USA Freedom Reauthorization Act of 2020 that would have required authorities to obtain a warrant before gaining access to American internet browsing and search history just failed on the Senate floor by a single vote. For those that are unaware, key parts of the Patriot Act – namely the mass surveillance section – is currently unauthorized and needs to be reauthorized by Congress to stay in effect. The current bill under consideration to do that is called the US FREEDOM Reauthorization Act of 2020 and Senate Majority Leader Mitch McConnell has snuck in an amendment that would allow the Federal Bureau of Investigation (FBI) and Department of Justice (DOJ) to seize internet search and browsing history if they claim it is tied to an active investigation. To try and stop this, Senators Wyden and Daines introduced their own amendment that would stop the FBI from being able to get that information without a warrant – as makes sense. That amendment needed 60 votes to pass, and only received 59 Wednesday afternoon.


I'd like ats members to dig into this. Maybe they can find a good reason for me to not worry about this?
Is this freedom?
Is this why we pay taxes?
Is this why we voted for these people?

What will potus do? Will he just let this happen?

We need to wake up and realizes it's not the left vs the right. It's the people vs the entire government.




posted on May, 16 2020 @ 11:11 AM
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a reply to: scraedtosleep

It happened under Mitch McConnell.

So according to ATS, nothing to worry about.



posted on May, 16 2020 @ 11:20 AM
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Absolutely right! However the meaningless left vs. right babble will continue unabated as so few have their eye on the ball right now and are going to miss the opportunity to swing the bat. This whole world wide mess is us against them.

There is a whole lot more of us than them. IF we can come together and realize left/right is a common enemy perhaps then we could move towards creating a just world to exist in instead of the muddied scam which is modern life in western culture.

I also think that time has passed us by to a certain degree. If those of us who stood and swore an oath to defend the Constitution from ENEMIES both foreign and DOMESTIC would mobilize. I'm putting it out there, I'm ready to uphold my oath anytime but an army of one won't get too far.

This is certainly a situation which would need this to be true.
However true freedom requires great responsibility. In the USA the rate of responsibility has fallen off to the point where everything is all due to someone else. Few people own up to their actions and will defer responsibility from themselves anyway possible. Then if you do actually accept responsibility for an action your vilified as if you're a fool.

So that said enjoy the fruits of your indifference and apathy! Your existing in the result! Bravo! I know I know its not your fault, it was somebody else. Got it.


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posted on May, 16 2020 @ 11:24 AM
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a reply to: scraedtosleep

I love that it's called the 'Freedom Act', ironic friggin bastards.



posted on May, 16 2020 @ 11:28 AM
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a reply to: AugustusMasonicus

The "Free-dumb" act, maybe. The FBI can derelict my balls.



posted on May, 16 2020 @ 11:30 AM
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a reply to: 0zzymand0s

If they didn't know about my midget porn addiction before they sure will now.



posted on May, 16 2020 @ 11:31 AM
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a reply to: 0zzymand0s

I have to use this twist of phrase as it is so so apropo right now FreeDumb! Yes I like that and will put that on the board for everyone to see and give you full credit of course!




posted on May, 16 2020 @ 11:34 AM
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a reply to: AugustusMasonicus

Hell yeah. They can have ten thousand page views of various toxins and poisons, weapons (ancient to modern), urban planning, religious cults, cryptids, video game lore videos, and a porn history stretching back to 1997.

Have fun, J. Edgar Jr.



posted on May, 16 2020 @ 11:40 AM
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Not just McConnell.

The Republicans definitely supported this bill with a little help from the left. From OP's link:


37 Senators voted against an amendment that would have stopped the FBI from being able to seize your internet search and browsing history

All in all, 27 Republicans and 10 Democrats voted against the amendment and 4 senators were no-shows. One of the senators that didn’t vote is under self quarantine due to a staff member testing positive for COVID-19. But where were the other 3 senators? Here’s who voted against the Wyden-Daines Amendment to the USA Freedom Reauthorization Act of 2020 that would have blocked McConnell’s plan to let FBI collect web browsing history without a warrant:

Barrasso, John (R-WY)

Blackburn, Marsha (R-TN)

Blunt, Roy (R-MO)

Boozman, John (R-AR)

Burr, Richard (R-NC)

Capito, Shelley Moore (R-WV)

Collins, Susan M. (R-ME)

Cornyn, John (R-TX)

Cotton, Tom (R-AR)

Fischer, Deb (R-NE)

Graham, Lindsey (R-SC)

Hyde-Smith, Cindy (R-MS)

Inhofe, James M. (R-OK)

Johnson, Ron (R-WI)

Lankford, James (R-OK)

McConnell, Mitch (R-KY)

Perdue, David (R-GA)

Portman, Rob (R-OH)

Roberts, Pat (R-KS)

Romney, Mitt (R-UT)

Rubio, Marco (R-FL)

Shelby, Richard C. (R-AL)

Thune, John (R-SD)

Tillis, Thom (R-NC)

Toomey, Patrick J. (R-PA)

Wicker, Roger F. (R-MS)

Young, Todd (R-IN)

Carper, Thomas R. (D-DE)

Casey, Robert P., Jr. (D-PA)

Feinstein, Dianne (D-CA)

Hassan, Margaret Wood (D-NH)

Jones, Doug (D-AL)

Kaine, Tim (D-VA)

Manchin, Joe, III (D-WV)

Shaheen, Jeanne (D-NH)

Warner, Mark R. (D-VA)

Whitehouse, Sheldon (D-RI)

Contact your elected officials and tell them not to vote for the USA FREEDOM Reauthorization Act of 2020
While this amendment has failed, the bill it was a part of still hasn’t the House of Representatives. There’s still time to contact your elected officials and tell them not to vote for the USA FREEDOM Reauthorization Act of 2020 in its current form with Mitch McConnell’s privacy violating amendment in tow.
The FBI and DOJ should not have access to the search and internet history of American citizens without a warrant, but that’s exactly what Congress is set to pass unless Americans step up and make their voices heard.



Hasn't been enacted yet. There's still time to send your opinion to your elected officials.


edit on 16-5-2020 by StoutBroux because: (no reason given)



posted on May, 16 2020 @ 11:49 AM
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a reply to: scraedtosleep

Someone beat to the list of who voted to make it okay to search your internet history without a warrant.
edit on 16-5-2020 by seeker1963 because: (no reason given)



posted on May, 16 2020 @ 11:50 AM
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a reply to: seeker1963

In a rational world, that would be a wall of shame.



posted on May, 16 2020 @ 11:53 AM
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originally posted by: 0zzymand0s
a reply to: seeker1963

In a rational world, that would be a wall of shame.


Yep, non the less, these people who took that Oath, should all be shamed and run out of office. I would prefer a prison sentence.



posted on May, 16 2020 @ 11:54 AM
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a reply to: seeker1963

I'll cosign it. An extra long sentence followed by a full month in stocks, town square.



posted on May, 16 2020 @ 11:55 AM
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a reply to: scraedtosleep

I have just always assumed that the FBI could look at my browser history anyway whether they have a warrant or not as they don't seem to particularly care whether they are following legalities since at least 9/11 and probably even before that. So far they can't arrest you just for searching the internet for things but at the rate they're going I'm sure that will change soon.

*waves at thought police*



posted on May, 16 2020 @ 11:56 AM
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a reply to: americanbuffalo1


Absolutely right! However the meaningless left vs. right babble will continue unabated as so few have their eye on the ball right now and are going to miss the opportunity to swing the bat. This whole world wide mess is us against them.


Bingo.

Notice partisans are (usually) only against it when it's their opponent enacting it.

When Obama's admin was juicing up the patriot act, spying and imprisoning journos, droning US citizens without trial, and a whole host of other constitutional violations... The left still parroted the "scandaless president" BS.

The right has had two presidents in the post 9/11 era who also ramped up and used said powers without much of a peep from most of their die hard party members.

This isn't so much of a left vs right debate, seeing as they typically agree on "national security"... But more of an authoritarian vs libertarian debate on the political compass.

Unfortunately, we've opened pandoras box. I don't know if we can close it at this point in the technological age, and the power already granted to them with the backdoors in place.



posted on May, 16 2020 @ 11:58 AM
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originally posted by: underwerks

It happened under Mitch McConnell.

So according to ATS, nothing to worry about.


VPN baby....

According to you.... it is impossible for you to actually make a non-partisan post.



posted on May, 16 2020 @ 12:52 PM
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I thought the politicians voted for it only on condition, their own browser history is not allowed to be looked at,



posted on May, 16 2020 @ 12:57 PM
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originally posted by: 11SK1180
I thought the politicians voted for it only on condition, their own browser history is not allowed to be looked at,


That's one of the excuses one of the clowns actually had the lack of brains to mention. In essence they didn't want it because it included them.



posted on May, 16 2020 @ 01:01 PM
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a reply to: scraedtosleep

All I have to say is thank goodness. We had too much freedom until covid and the state governors took a dump all over the Constitution, this is just icing on the cake!

I can’t wait until they set up Camp Covid and ship us all out, for our safety!

Rights are just things rich people are supposed to have.



posted on May, 16 2020 @ 01:33 PM
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originally posted by: AugustusMasonicus
a reply to: scraedtosleep

I love that it's called the 'Freedom Act', ironic friggin bastards.


Compound that with this being at least the third thread created about this bill and none of them have more than a handful of replies, it’s really pretty baffling. For a “conspiracy site” the near total lack of response to this is just amazing. Add in the replies of “well McConnell’s bill added a clause about how the AG can conduct a once-a-year review of FISA requests so it’s fine” and it really just goes to show how this place has changed.

Pro-tip: the AG reviewing FISA court submissions once a year has absolutely nothing to do with the FBI being able to Hoover up your internet data without a warrant.



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