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May 22, 2014

By Danielle Brian

House Passes Weak Tea; NSA Reform Lacks Transparency



NSA Today, the U.S. House of Representatives passed a weakened version of the USA FREEDOM Act. Unfortunately, it omits critical government reporting requirements included in the original USA FREEDOM Act.

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Topics: National Security

May 8, 2014

By Angela Canterbury

Revised USA FREEDOM Act Lacks Transparency and Strong Special Advocate



Open Government A weakened version of the USA Freedom Act unanimously passed through the House Judiciary Committee on Wednesday and reportedly was approved today by the House Permanent Committee on Intelligence—clearing the way for the bill to be debated on the House Floo

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Topics: National Security

January 17, 2014

By Danielle Brian

What the President Didn’t Say in His Speech on Surveillance Reform



Surveillance Cameras Statement of Danielle Brian, Executive Director, Project On Government Oversight We’re encouraged that President Obama today acknowledged the dangers posed to our civil liberties by unchecked and overreaching intelligence gathering. His speech sets the stage for important reforms.

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Topics: National Security

January 16, 2014

By Angela Canterbury

Will the president end spying on Americans?



Surveillance Cameras On Friday, President Barack Obama will give a highly anticipated speech on reforming surveillance activities by the National Security Agency (NSA).

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Topics: National Security

October 31, 2013

By Angela Canterbury

NSA Spying, Meet the USA FREEDOM Act



Surveillance Cameras The American people, most Members of Congress, and even the President have been kept in the dark far too long about National Security Agency (NSA) activities that threaten some of our fundamental rights and relationships. The USA FREEDOM Act has several re

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Topics: Government Accountability

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