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Sun Apr 15, 2018, 02:36 PM

19. Probably because you're completely unaware of them.

Most are, probably because FB/Cambridge Analytica/"the russians" didn't find it profitable to weaponize them LOL. Anyway here's what EFF had to say about Obama's efforts in this area in Sept 2009:

EFF Supports JUSTICE Bill to Reform the USA PATRIOT Act and Repeal Telecom Immunity

SEPTEMBER 17, 2009

On December 31, three provisions of the USA PATRIOT Act that broadly expanded government surveillance authority in the wake of 9/11 are set to expire.1 The Obama Administration made clear in a letter this week to Senate Judiciary Committee Chairman Patrick Leahy that although the Justice Department supports reauthorization of those provisions, it is also open to discussing modifications to the law “to provide additional protection for the privacy of law abiding Americans.”

Today, Senators Russ Feingold and Dick Durbin — along with eight other Senators — have taken the Administration up on its offer by introducing the JUSTICE Act, which would rein in the worst excesses of PATRIOT and last year’s FISA Amendments Act (FAA). The announcement of the bill’s introduction, along with a fact sheet outlining the bill's details, is here; the text of the JUSTICE Act is here (the “JUSTICE”, if you’re wondering, stands for Judiciously Using Surveillance Tools In Counterterrorism Efforts”).


What became of this particular effort I don't know but before Ted Kennedy passed away they got a lot of reforms through including senate confirmation of the DIA. Good luck finding hide nor hair of any of it on Google, though. Weird, or maybe not.

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