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Are Furbies a threat to national secuirty?

The NSA once thought so..... In 1999, the National Security Agency banned the popular stuffed animal toy "Furbies" from its headquarters. The reason? Furbies contained a commuter chip that allows them to record conversations of people in the [...]

What did the USA FREEDOM Act Mark-Up have in common with WrestleMania?

The outcome of both was "pre-determined"..... Last Thursday, the House Judiciary Committee marked up the "USA Freedom Act," the phony PATRIOT Act Reform bill. While Campaign for Liberty did oppose the bill, we supported two amendments, one [...]

USA "Freedom" Act's non-reform

Writing at Just Security, Patrick Eddington of the CATO Institute explains why opponents of unconstitutional government surveillance should not support the USA Freedom Act and instead support the Surveillance State Repeal Act (HR 1466). Read the [...]

"PATRIOT" Act Sneak Attack

Surveillance statists have attached a two-year extension of two provisions from the so-called "PATRIOT" Act, Secs. 206 & 215, and Sec. 6001 from the Intelligence Reform and Terrorism Prevention Act into the USA FREEDOM Act (USAFA). The [...]

USA FREEDOM Act Won't Stop NSA Spying

Did Edward Snowden place too much faith in the American system of government? When Snowden first met with Greenwald, he emphasized that his biggest fear about blowing the whistle on the largest surveillance scheme in human history was that [...]

Congress knows little about NSA, extends its powers anyway

The House of Representatives just passed the USA FREEDOM Act, which extends three sunseting provisions of the PATRIOT Act, including Section 215, the section that the NSA relied on to justify its bulk data collection.  The House renewed this [...]

Campaign for Liberty Supports Poe-Lofgren Amendment to USA Freedom Act

Yesterday, Campaign for Liberty signed a coalition letter to Congressional Leadership in support of the Poe-Lofgren Amendment to the USA Freedom Act. The amendment would prohibit the government from collecting the communications of US persons [...]

USA Freedom Act: New and (Not) Improved

Tomorrow, the House Judiciary Committee will markup a new version of the USA Freedom Act. Sadly, like last year's version, the new (and not improved) USA Freedom Act will do little or nothing to protect our freedom. If Congress was serious [...]

C4L Urges NO Vote on USA Freedom Act

Last night, Senate Majority Leader Harry Reid filed cloture on the USA Freedom Act. The legislation is sponsored by Senator Patrick Leahy (D-VT) and while it does slightly curtail the NSA's ability to spy on law Americans, it also extends the [...]

Congress Pulls Bait-and-Switch on USA FREEDOM Act

Yesterday, C4L sent a letter to members of the House Judiciary Committee strongly opposing the Manager's Amendment to H.R. 3361, the USA FREEDOM Act. The original version of the act was sold to Americans as a way to rein in the NSA's domestic [...]