back to article Reform of USA's Section 702 spying rule may make it to a vote this week

Everyone's favorite warrantless surveillance tool, FISA Section 702, returns to the US House of Representatives this week and is expected to go to a full House vote on Thursday. Or, it may all fall apart (again) in the House Rules Committee on Tuesday. This week’s congressional action follows an 11th-hour certification to …

  1. Snowy Silver badge
    Facepalm

    Or

    It may not!

    1. The Man Who Fell To Earth Silver badge
      FAIL

      Data Broker Ban

      Notice Congress won't even consider restricting commercial data brokering. Banning law Enforcement from buying such data is a distraction to fool the feeble minded.

  2. Anonymous Coward
    Anonymous Coward

    Unless

    Unless they're going to fix what the FISA court did, they might as well just let it expire, then we can be completely rid of it in a year.

    1. Anonymous Coward
      Anonymous Coward

      Re: Unless

      That sounds like the best thing to do.

      It’s in clear breach of the US Constitution anyway … though you don’t really hear any free speech absolutists - like say Musk, Tucker Carlson, or the MAGA nut jobs - being horrified at it or referring it for a Supreme Court knockdown <shrugs>

      This is where the tin-foil hat conspiracy theory, illuminati, anti-government, Area 57, anti-vax,l and big steal headcases should be expending their energy on.

      1. Anonymous Coward
        Anonymous Coward

        Re: Unless

        Oh we're all pretty pissed about it. Not long to wait though.

        "Area 57"

        Is that where Heinz come up with their new recipes? :)

  3. Anonymous Coward
    Anonymous Coward

    All your online activity belong us /s

    FISA Section 702 .. allows the FBI, CIA, NSA and National Counterterrorism Center (NCTC) to probe calls, texts and emails without a warrant.

    Regardless all your online activity is recorded and stored in some data silo.

    1. Anonymous Coward
      Anonymous Coward

      Re: All your online activity belong us /s

      Unconstitutionally.

      1. Anonymous Coward
        Anonymous Coward

        Re: All your online activity belong us /s

        Not at all. It's perfectly Constitutional for your ISP to record your activity. For liability reasons, they even tell you in that EULA you read & agreed to when you signed up with your ISP.

    2. Yet Another Anonymous coward Silver badge

      Re: All your online activity belong us /s

      So they would be able to record you in your own bathroom where you are just showing some boxes of your own private papers to some very close comrades

  4. Pascal Monett Silver badge

    Being a privacy advocate in the US

    That must be like being Sisyphus. You toil all day to push that stone up the hill, and you wake up the next morning to find the stone back where it was, with Big Money silently giggling behind your back.

    1. NeilPost

      Re: Being a privacy advocate in the US

      The Big ‘Privacy Steal’.

      Something actually true and worth getting animated about and going to (Supreme) Court over.

    2. Anonymous Coward
      Anonymous Coward

      Re: Being a privacy advocate in the US

      Not limited to the US. The "Data privacy" protections of, for example, the EU are not worth the paper they are printed on.

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