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The Surveillance Transparency Act of 2013 would:
Require the government to report annually on:
The number of Foreign Intelligence Surveillance Court orders issued under key provisions of the PATRIOT Act and FISA;
The number of searches run on that data, including the number of searches run based on data from American citizens and permanent residents;
The general categories of information collected;
The number of American citizens and permanent residents whose information was collected under the categories and;
The number of American citizens and permanent residents whose information was actually reviewed by federal agents.
Allow companies to voluntarily disclose:
The number of orders they received and complied with;
The general categories of information they produced; and
The number of users whose information was produced in the categories.
You can read more about the Surveillance Transparency Act of 2013 here and find bill text here. You can watch video of Sen. Franken discussing the need for increased transparency during yesterday's Judiciary Committee here.
Originally posted by shaneslaughta
I think our government is completely transparent. This isn't what Obama was mouthing on his way up the ladder?
Originally posted by Privateinquotations
This should be called the "Vote me back in for 2014 regardless of my crap record, just remember this act, act".
Originally posted by seagull
reply to post by TinfoilTP
How many freedoms are you willing to give up for your security?
No, they've not come for you, or me, yet... But I'm sure that many of us are on watch lists as possible "terrorists", or "subversives"...
FBI using drones for surveillance? On who? Where's the warrant? How many people can they survey with one of those things? Lots, is my guess...
NSA listening in on phone, internet conversations? On who? Where's the warrant?
When does this go too far for you? When the press is totally subservient to the govt? No news but what "we" feel is pertinent to you "proles".