The measure, which will be on the March 5 ballot, would greatly expand the SFPD's power while subjecting it to even less scrutiny.
The surveillance yielded 49 arrests, of which 42 were for possession or sale of narcotics.
Congress gave FISA’s Section 702 a brief lease on life, but civil liberties concerns haven’t gone away.
While not perfect, the move is a step in the right direction for civil liberties.
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Section 702 will continue until April, when Congress will have another shot at seriously reforming a program that desperately needs it.
One bill set to be considered would grow the scope of federal digital surveillance and would authorize the federal government to use those powers against more individuals.
Competing FISA Section 702 reauthorization bills will reach the House floor next week, Speaker Johnson says.
The bipartisan Government Surveillance Reform Act would stop a lot of warrantless surveillance as a condition for renewal of Section 702 authorities.
Federal agencies frequently buy their way around the Fourth Amendment.
Court says the warrant was “constitutionally defective” but grants police a “good faith” exception.
The Michigan Supreme Court will hear opening arguments today in a case that could decide whether the practice is allowed.
A divided board recommends reforms as Congress debates renewing snooping authority.
The late California senator always seemed to err on the side of more government power and less individual freedom.
A surveillance authority in the country’s troubling Online Safety Bill won’t be enforced, officials say. But for how long?
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A White House panel says the FBI's internal control over Section 702 databases are "insufficient to ensure compliance and earn the public's trust."
The reauthorization of Section 702 is one of the most important issues facing Congress in the second half of this year.
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Eight weeks ago, a camouflaged game warden came onto Josh Highlander's land, scared his son, and stole his trail camera.
Children raised in an atmosphere of fear become adults who prioritize security over liberty.
The lawsuit looks iffy in light of the Supreme Court's "open fields" doctrine.
The state court of appeals held previously that unconstitutionally collected evidence could still be used for civil enforcement.
The record penalty seems to be based less on the Facebook parent company's lax data practices than the U.S. intelligence community's data-collection programs.
Despite some headway in protecting privacy, the surveillance state hasn’t gone away.
The FBI's sloppy, secret search warrants should be a concern for all Americans.
From Russiagate to COVID discourse, elites in government and the media are trying to control and centralize free speech and open inquiry.
An expanded surveillance state can’t solve problems created by drug prohibition.
The feds invoke national security to take away more of your rights and pretend they're keeping you safe.
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