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Bipartisan bill would scale back key section of the Patriot Act
Oregon Senator Ron Wyden has introduced new legislation that would attempt to reform Section 215 of the Patriot Act definitively. Democratic and Republican lawmakers in both the House and Senate have
Lessons to Be Learned from the Afghanistan Papers
James Carroll writes about the recently released Afghanistan Papers—a series of interviews about the war in Afghanistan—and the long-term effects of George W. Bush’s response to 9/11.
Why the Hell Did Democrats Just Extend the Patriot Act?
It may seem to many Americans that Washington is entirely consumed by the impeachment inquiry, and that no other important business is getting done on Capitol Hill. But on Tuesday, in a break from
Democrats in Congress reauthorize Patriot Act, again
"Nearly every Democratic member of the U.S. House of Representatives voted to fully reauthorize the Patriot Act through March 2020, extending the right of federal agents to use all sorts of secret
The NSA says it stopped tracking cellphone locations without a warrant
Last year the Supreme Court ruled, in a 5-4 decision, that a search warrant is required for law enforcement to perform cellphone tower searches to track someone's location. The Daily Beast reported on
Netflix Content Chief Discusses Disney+, the Saudi Arabia Controversy, and Their Future
We all live in a post-Disney+ world, now. The House of Mouse unleashed their mammoth streaming service on November 12, and we've all been feeling the wake of the ability to watch any Star Wars, Marvel
Netflix CEO defends removing ‘Patriot Act’ episode about Saudi Arabia
'We’re not trying to do ‘truth to power.’ We're trying to entertain.' The post Netflix CEO defends removing ‘Patriot Act’ episode about Saudi Arabia appeared first on The Daily Dot.
Tan France reunites with Hasan Minhaj to tear apart his outfits
To celebrate the one year anniversary of Netflix's Patriot Act with Hasan Minhaj — and the one year anniversary of their incredibly funny styling session going viral — the show's host subjected his
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What's coming to Netflix in November: 'The Irishman' and 'Queer Eye'
November is a colossal month in the streaming ecosystem, with heavyweight newcomers Apple TV+ and Disney+ both making their debuts. Netflix doesn't plan to go quietly into the night though, as it has
Cruises are very bad! Watch Hasan Minhaj explain why on Netflix.
I don't understand why people subject themselves to cruise vacations. You're stuck aboard this enormous ship with a few thousand total strangers. The mass-produced food is mediocre at best. The range
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Violence in video games? Hasan Minhaj spotlights the real issues.
Video games don't make people violent, but the process of creating them can have dire health impacts. Hasan Minhaj gets it. For much of the weekend, all eyes were on the tragic shootings in El Paso
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NSA improperly collected even more call records than we thought
According to documents obtained by the ACLU, the NSA's problem of collecting unauthorized American phone call data is worse than we first thought. Last May, the NSA deleted more than 600 million call
Netflix puts a 'Patriot Act' episode about bad internet access on DVD
The latest episode of Netflix variety talk show Patriot Act with Hasan Minhaj focuses on the digital divide. In it, Minhaj breaks down some of the many reasons why internet access is so terrible
Facebook’s New Lawyer Knows All About Collecting Data—She Helped Draft the Patriot Act
Facebook's new general counsel Jennifer Newstead has been most recently serving as Legal Adviser to the U.S. Department of State.
Facebook’s new general counsel helped craft the ‘Patriot Act’
The hire was announced on Monday. The post appeared first on The Daily Dot.
Facebook's New Chief Lawyer Is a Trump Official Who Helped Create the Patriot Act
Facebook has picked up another government official—this time a legal adviser to Donald Trump’s State Department who once helped craft the much-maligned Patriot Act—to beef up its team, on Monday.
Facebook has hired the Patriot Act's co-author and "day-to-day manager" to be its new general counsel
Jennifer Newstead helped craft the Patriot Act, a cowardly work of treasonous legislation foisted on the American people in the wake of the 9/11 attacks; later, she served as the Patriot Act's
A Bipartisan Coalition Says Congress Should Reform Surveillance Powers—And It’s Right
Reports indicate that the NSA has not used its phone data collection program in six months, but because the agency operates in such secrecy, there’s no way to know for sure.
Report: The NSA's Domestic Metadata Collection System Is Not Being Used and May Be Discontinued
The National Security Agency has “quietly shut down” the mass surveillance program it implemented after the September 11, 2001 terror attacks to analyze metadata on domestic calls and text messages,
Netflix Pulls American TV Episode in Saudi Arabia That Criticizes Khashoggi Murder and Silicon Valley Investment
Netflix has removed an episode of comedian Hasan Minhaj’s show Patriot Act from the streaming platform in Saudi Arabia amid pressure from the Saudi government. The episode, which was first made