FBI took seven years to comply with Congressional privacy requirements
I am sure of four things:
1) The government, FBI and NSA included, will treat new restrictions in any reauthorization of the Patriot Act surveillance rules with exactly the same urgency and respect that they treated the requirements in the original 2006 reauthorization act. That is, with very nearly zero respect.
3) If Congress fails to reauthorize the NSA public surveillance program, there will shortly thereafter be one or more terrorist attacks that the government will claim they could have stopped if only they had been allowed to continue spying on people who aren't terrorists. This will likely lead to reauthorization in secret.
4) No whistleblowers will emerge to point out that they never actually stopped.
Oh, and while I'm on the subject... notice how the focus is suddenly on the NSA's telephone records surveillance program, when the NSA's Internet surveillance program is much more relevant to modern life?
This entry was published Sat May 30 11:43:47 CDT 2015 by TriggerFinger
and last updated 2015-05-30 11:43:47.0.