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Senate Advances FISA’s Contested Section 702, Which Has Led to Warrantless Spying on U.S. Citizens

HeadlineApr 19, 2024

The U.S. Senate advanced the passage of Section 702 of the Foreign Intelligence Surveillance Act, or FISA, Thursday despite objections from civil liberties advocates and some Democrats. The controversial provision has been used by federal agencies to conduct warrantless surveillance on U.S. citizens. One of the measure’s critics in Congress, Ron Wyden, said, “This issue demands a debate about meaningful reforms, not a rushed vote to rubber-stamp more warrantless government surveillance powers.”

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