The recently renewed foreign-intelligence surveillance law has privacy advocates spooked — not for what it would do to people from other countries, but because of how it can allow the warrant-free collection and use of U.S. citizens’ own data.
Renewing the National Security Agency’s “Section 702” authority became so controversial that even
The government pledges not to abuse this power. But you can’t blame Americans for worrying that their conversations might get swept up in surveillance, because it will remain difficult to confirm the government plays by its own rules.
What 702 allows
This section of the Foreign Intelligence Surveillance Act — added in
This surveillance, however, may incidentally scoop up data from Americans and U.S. permanent residents in the U.S. or abroad — none of whom
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