USA Freedom Act: the good, the bad, and what's next


#1

[Read the post]


#2

Thank you for posting this Cory!

I’ve been trying to follow the entire debate for the last couple weeks, and I’m amazed at how little press coverage this is getting. I thought this would be all over the news. I’ve seen only a couple articles on it, nothing on the news. All the pieces though seem to echo almost word for word the same lines- like “this is a huge setback for the NSA”, and “ends collection of metadata by NSA”.

Not one has mentioned the worry over the metadata program continuing- because it is. And it’s just not the NSA who has it directly, but the phone companies. It should have just ended.

It really feels like this is just a facade bill, that changes really little.


#3

Don’t you just love these names? Patriot Act, USA Freedom Act - Stephen Harper’s Our Conservative Government ™ is passing the Respect for Communities Act (who could be against respect?), which bans safe drug injection sites.

George Orwell would be proud.


#4

Yes, it tells us exactly who these people really are and what they are about: lies and control.


#5

So who thinks they stopped collecting bulk data now that it’s illegal? Anyone?


#6

This topic was automatically closed after 5 days. New replies are no longer allowed.