Amerikanska kongressen godkänner att NSA fortsätter tveksam övervakning och visar samtidigt att man inte tänker övervaka NSA som man ska.
We’re still completely perplexed at how anyone in Congress could recognize that the NSA has refused to tell Congress how often it’s violated the privacy of Americans without a warrant under the FISA Amendments Act (FAA) — and then still vote to renew it. What kind of “oversight” is that? As Julian Sanchez recently wrote, it’s no oversight at all. As he notes, the law requires the NSA to “prevent” the spying on folks when both parties in communication are in the US — but here, the NSA is admitting that it has no mechanism to actually do that. Either (a) it’s lying or (b) it’s admitting that it cannot do what the law requires.