A 2018 Supreme Court decision was supposed to protect your location data from federal snooping. That’s not what happened.
Under a bill the two senators reintroduced on Friday, all presidential emergency declarations would expire after 72 hours unless Congress votes to allow them to continue.
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Under the broad terms of a 1934 federal law, the president has the authority to seize emergency control of almost any electronic device in the country.
The Wyden-Daines Amendment would've prohibited warrantless monitoring of web activity, but it lost by one vote in the Senate. Will Nancy Pelosi bring it back in the House?
"Section 230 has nothing to do with neutrality. Nothing. Zip. There is absolutely no weight to that argument," Wyden says. He oughta know. He wrote the damn thing.
The United States is currently operating under 32 different national emergencies. This proposal would require Congress approve those declarations within 72 hours, and again after 90 days.
The former Director of National Intelligence lied under oath about warrantless NSA spying on American citizens.
Interview set to air Friday
The Oregon Democrat will soon be chairman of the Finance Committee