Avani (avani) wrote,

[RLP] In case you haven't heard yet:

By a lopsided 69-28 vote, the Senate has passed the so-called FISA compromise bill, extending the power of the executive branch to authorize warrant-less interception of international communications, and effectively granting retroactive amnesty to telecoms that participated in the extralegal surveillance program authorized by President George Bush after the attacks of 9/11.

Link (Ars Technica)

Obama supported the bill, while Clinton was against it.

The EFF is collecting donations to continue the fight.

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