The Patriot Act 2.0

Edward Snowden has called the recent renewal of FISA 702, “the biggest encroachment on your privacy rights since the Patriot Act.”

In the middle of the night, in secret, the US Senate voted to renew FISA Section 702 as a part of a broader bill called the Reforming Intelligence and Securing America Act (RISSA) H.R.7888.

The bill had passed through the House the week prior and was set to be voted on Wednesday but the vote was delayed. As Friday came and went, it appeared that we, the People, might have another weekend to rally against the Senate vote.

Alas, Americans woke up Saturday morning to find that the vote had taken place overnight and was signed into law over the weekend….

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