back to article US Section 702 spying rules get deadline extension until April

Proving that nothing is what it seems when it comes to mass surveillance, the hard deadline of December 31 for the controversial section 702 spying program has been moved overnight to April 26. On the eve of a Congressional hearing in which director of the FBI Christopher Wray was pointedly asked about the agency's use of …

  1. John Smith 19 Gold badge

    So yet another dubious legal interpretation used to prevent it being killed.

    Lesson to takeaway.

    When looking to reform or kill a law read and all the appendixes, special orders, statutory instruments etc that have been added to it or extend it.

    Data fetishism. It's not a sane policy. It's a personality disorder

  2. Doctor Syntax Silver badge

    And still the Privacy Figleaf is allowed to remain despite all the evidence that institutionalised data breach is out of all control in the US.

  3. John Crisp

    Flawed constitution

    TBH I've never been a fan of Constitutions since studying them at law school.

    Surely the Constitution, if effective, should prevent this kind of shenanigans?

    How can the the employees of the legally elected representatives refuse to reveal how much information they hold on the very people they pretend to represent and protect?

    If the Constitution and law really worked in the favour of the people then a simple legal action should reveal at least some basic details.

    Or am I missing something?

  4. Snowy Silver badge

    Lincoln said it!

    [quote]In the context of the Civil War, Lincoln also memorialized the sacrifices of those who gave their lives at Gettysburg and extolled virtues for the listeners (and the nation) to ensure the survival of America's representative democracy: that "government of the people, by the people, for the people, shall not perish from ...[/quote]

    Sadly he lost the page on which he defined who or what the people was.

    1. GrumpyKiwi

      Re: Lincoln said it!

      He probably lost it while he was suspending the right of Habeaus Corpus.

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