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The US Senate has almost ensured the resumption of the program for spying on foreigners

The US Senate has virtually ensured the resumption of the term of the law on spying on foreigners (FISA), reports RIA News.

The Upper House of Congress provided more than 60 votes in order to end the debate on the bill. This circumstance made it impossible for opponents of the law, headed by Senator Rand Paul, to obstruct him by means of incessant debate.

Now for the adoption of a law already approved by the lower house, a simple majority of votes will suffice.

Recall the existence of large-scale surveillance programs of the US special services revealed to the public in 2013, the former CIA and NSA officer Edward Snowden. According to him, the US intelligence agencies are seeking to intercept and analyze almost any form of calls and electronic messages around the world.

In the United States, there is still a discussion about the permissibility of spying on Americans under such programs. At the same time, representatives of the special services assure that they do not specifically monitor the Americans - data on compatriots appear in the databases unintentionally, in the case of their contacts with foreigners.

In addition, the security services say that with the help of these programs, many terrorist attacks in the United States were prevented.
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  1. Alex-a832
    Alex-a832 17 January 2018 11: 30
    Just legalize what they did and are doing ...
    1. Teberii
      Teberii 17 January 2018 11: 33
      "Here is a man - an eccentric. HE is a monument to whoever will plant him."
      1. Shura Perm
        Shura Perm 17 January 2018 11: 46
        And so there’s no privacy left, they don’t scorch here ...
        1. bubalik
          bubalik 17 January 2018 11: 50
          The system of control over secret correspondence, telephone conversations, mail, telegraph and other messages transmitted over electric and postal networks has been implemented by Russia for a long time and is called the system of operational-search measures (hereinafter - SORM).

          13 May 2016 The State Duma adopted in the first reading the "anti-terrorism" package of amendments proposed by deputies Viktor Ozerov and Irina Yarovoy.

          Telecommunications operators will be required to store information on the territory of Russia “on the facts of the reception, transmission, delivery and (or) processing of voice information and text messages, including their contents, as well as images, sound or other messages of users of communication services” for a three-year period. Thus, we are talking about storing all telephone conversations, SMS messages, Internet traffic, etc.

          In the Russian SORM special service independently, without going to court, defines the user whom it is necessary to put under control and independently carries out it.

          On 31 on July 2014, Russian Prime Minister Dmitry Medvedev signed government decree No. 743, according to which social networks, forums and any communication sites accessible to all Internet users should connect hardware and software for security officials in accordance with the action plan developed by the FSB. Using this, special services will be able to automatically receive information about the actions of users of these sites, the scheme works similarly to SORM.

          ,,, so we have been monitored for a long time bully
          1. Alex-a832
            Alex-a832 17 January 2018 14: 13
            I think your comparison with Russia is not correct. In Russia, monitoring is mainly selective in nature, while on the territory of its own state. US intelligence agencies monitor all states to which there is interest and can reach, all in one. They have a great need for a large number of new agents of influence, therefore they catch a "fish", and financially and industrial espionage is also interesting to them. For this purpose, “vulnerabilities” are specially laid in programs and processors produced by corporations cooperating with them. This is an exorbitant level of surveillance from the most "democratic" country "," protecting "human rights around the world.
            1. bubalik
              bubalik 17 January 2018 14: 28
              For this purpose, “vulnerabilities” are specially laid in programs and processors produced by corporations cooperating with them. This is an exorbitant level of surveillance from the most "democratic" country, "protecting" human rights around the world.

              ,,, Russian special services are doing the same,

              as part of a secret transaction, one French company bought the code from a Kremlin-related company, included it in its own software and hid this fact from the FBI
              The FBI and other US law enforcement fingerprint verification programs contain code created by a Russian firm closely associated with the Kremlin

              1. Alex-a832
                Alex-a832 17 January 2018 14: 48
                Russia does not stamp world-wide OSs such as Windows and processors such as Pentium, iPhones, iPads, etc., but undoubtedly we also have excellent developments and developers in this area.
  2. flicker
    flicker 17 January 2018 11: 31
    The US Senate has almost ensured the resumption of the program for spying on foreigners

    How not to recall Kudrin and Co. here: liberalism has given the world rationality, normativity and openness
    What liberalism does not give the world.
    1. Dormidont
      Dormidont 17 January 2018 11: 36
      And only Iran and North Korea developed a vaccine against liberalism
  3. Ushly_bashkort
    Ushly_bashkort 17 January 2018 11: 32
    Yeah, like after the revelations of Snowden, they immediately stopped following.
  4. Dormidont
    Dormidont 17 January 2018 11: 34
    What are they all of a sudden? How many dozens of years have followed everyone without the stupid approval of the “legislators”, and here it’s on you ...
  5. Altona
    Altona 17 January 2018 11: 36
    Democracy is nothing if it does not have powerful electronic surveillance of dissent in the form of Prism and Echelon. hi laughing
  6. Lexus
    Lexus 17 January 2018 13: 27
    The true face of "the greatest universal democracy." Eavesdrop, peep and sniff.
  7. ROM1077
    ROM1077 17 January 2018 16: 59
    it is practiced in all countries in russia just haven't found your own snowden yet
  8. Slovak
    Slovak 17 January 2018 21: 32
    in all smartphones and computers their ears stick out. We have 2 German planes constantly hanging in the sky. And regularly have to update the program, because blocked and satellite with Russian programs and sites