A series of amendments to the USA FREEDOM Act proves that the House isn't done with surveillance reform.Continue reading
Senate rejects USA Freedom Act: A positive step for surveillance reform
After a Capitol Hill spectacle from Sen. Rand Paul, we're happy to see lawmakers fighting for surveillance reform and proud to be part of an effort that strengthens transparency around Americans' privacy.Continue reading
Sens. Paul and Wyden may be stopping “clean” reauthorization of Section 215 right now
Sen. Rand Paul, with the aid of his Senate colleagues, may have stopped Senate Majority Leader Mitch McConnell's PATRIOT Act extension bills (if the filibuster lasts until midnight) from consideration before Memorial Day.Continue reading
60 reps just told the Senate to end mass surveillance under the PATRIOT Act. Here’s how you can help, too.
Sixty representatives just called on the Senate to pass stronger surveillance reform or sunset Section 215.Continue reading
USA FREEDOM Act is about to pass through the House – is it a step backwards?
The USA FREEDOM Act is about to pass through the House, and questions remain as to whether it is a step forward for transparency around domestic surveillance.Continue reading
One critical transparency flaw in the new USA FREEDOM Act
The supposed steps forward in the new USA FREEDOM Act aren't nearly enough to justify supporting it.Continue reading
Sunlight, Ellsberg and others oppose Senate version of the USA FREEDOM Act
The Senate version of the USA FREEDOM Act is a problematic answer to an enormous problem. That's why Sunlight is joining a diverse coalition in opposing the legislation.Continue reading
More Snowden Effect: Grayson amendment protects security standards from NSA
Another step has been taken to protect Americans from the NSA, one that improves information security and builds a significant barrier to the agency's ability to weaken security and encryption standards.Continue reading