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EFF Coverage of Hearing on FISA Legislation

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27/09/2013 03:01:34 WIB
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Collins disagrees, Wyden says he wont' ask them.

27/09/2013 03:00:19 WIB
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Feinstein wants to go to next round, but Senator Wyden wants two more questions. Feinstein says do them now.

27/09/2013 02:59:36 WIB
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Senator King wants specific language from intelligence community about introducing an advocate in the secretive, and one-sided, FISA Court

27/09/2013 02:58:31 WIB
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Angus King notes that the checks on the NSA shouldn't just rest within the Executive Branch.

27/09/2013 02:57:33 WIB
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Citizens of the state of Maine should give their senators, both on the intel committee, a call after their performance at this hearing.

27/09/2013 02:55:36 WIB
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Whenever the overseen says "That's a great question" to the overseer, a hundred privacy advocates roll their eyes.

27/09/2013 02:51:33 WIB
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.@SenatorCollins also offers up another softball. Asks witnesses to explain how the Privacy and Civil Liberties Oversight Board works.

27/09/2013 02:47:14 WIB
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Cole qualifies Clapper's full support by saying advocate should only be involved in significant interpretations or decisions.

27/09/2013 02:44:35 WIB
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Clapper agrees that FISA Court should have an adversary. That is, government should not be only person to argue in front of court.

27/09/2013 02:43:57 WIB
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Other folks live-tweeting the Senate Intelligence hearing: @mmasnick, @emptywheel, @KevinBankston, @emptywheel

27/09/2013 02:43:25 WIB
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We'll be looking forward to reviewing the transcript from the last series of statements from Alexander regarding violations.

27/09/2013 02:40:00 WIB
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.@Marcorubio lobs softball to Alexander: asks about privacy protections--the ones that have constantly been violated: http://t.co/eAbj56S9Bm

27/09/2013 02:35:47 WIB
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Sen. @MarcoRubio asks Alexander to explain the civil-liberties safeguards at the NSA.

27/09/2013 02:34:36 WIB
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Sen @MarkUdall: Will you agree to decalssify full history of bulk collection program? Clapper: I need to read the docs first.

27/09/2013 02:32:24 WIB
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Sen. @MarkUdall: Is the goal to collect the records of all Americans? Alexander: Yes, in a lockbox.

27/09/2013 02:29:46 WIB
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Sen. @MarkUdall: Are there upper limits on number of records you can collect under 215? Alexander: No.

27/09/2013 02:29:23 WIB
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Senator @MarkUdall is up next. He's part of a coalition of Senators fighting for more transparency and to stop mass spying.

27/09/2013 02:28:51 WIB
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Irony: @SenDanCoats insists the oversight is robust, but then he doesn't actually ask any questions.

27/09/2013 02:25:51 WIB
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.@SenDanCoats asks if we need "another organization" to oversee NSA. The answer is we need a new Church Committee https://t.co/saIuSmMPx1

27/09/2013 02:25:03 WIB
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After a long rant against media @SenDanCoats, concedes he doesn't actually have any questions for the NSA, DNI or DOJ.

27/09/2013 02:24:54 WIB
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.@SenDanCoats making off-base assumptions about press briefings. Often briefing occurs only before docs are released.

27/09/2013 02:22:17 WIB
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