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12 Steps to Controlling the U.S. Surveillance State

12 Steps to Controlling the U.S. Surveillance State

(Image Credit; Just Security) A team of writers at the Just Security blog, have a 12-step program for reining in the U.S. surveillance system that has expanded relentlessly beyond the control of Congress and the people. Whether President-elect Biden and his national security team will be interested is another question. The Biden intelligence transition team...

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The Steele Dossier Looks Weaker Than Ever 

The Steele Dossier Looks Weaker Than Ever 

This comes rom a batch of footnotes to a December 2019 report from Justice Department Inspector General Michael Horowitz that were declassified this month in two tranches, one from the Justice Department and one from the Office of the Director of National Intelligence. The 400-plus-page document pounded the FBI for its handling of applications under the Foreign...

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Congress to Weigh Surveillance Reforms in Wake of Watchdog Report on FBI 

Congress to Weigh Surveillance Reforms in Wake of Watchdog Report on FBI 

The report of Justice Department Inspector General Michael Horowitz has had a big impact on Congress. For the first time in twenty years, lawmakers are considering fundamental reforms to laws authorizing the surveillance of millions of Americans. Once sacrosanct on Capitol Hill, the 2002 Patriot Act and the 1978 Foreign Intelligence Surveillance Act (FISA) are...

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How Late DCI William Colby Saved the CIA, and What That Can Teach Us Today

How Late DCI William Colby Saved the CIA, and What That Can Teach Us Today

The back story to President Trump’s feud with the CIA dates back to the 1970s when CIA director William Colby navigated the aftermath of Watergate. That’s when the House and Senate Intelligence Committee’s were created, as well as the controversial Foreign Intelligence Surveillance Court. Colby’s efforts to rehabilitate the CIA were not popular in the...

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After a Harsh IG Report, FISA Reform Is on the Agenda

After a Harsh IG Report, FISA Reform Is on the Agenda

One the revelations of the report of Michael Horowitz, inspector general of the Justice Department, was the abuse of the Foreign Intelligence Surveillance Act (FISA) The act was passed by Congress in 1978, after revelations that CIA counterintelligence chief James Angleton had presided over two massive program of spying on Americans. FISA requires the FBI...

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