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New Just Security Post: We All Go Down Together

I have a new post up at Just Security today.  In it, I point to the fact that ongoing NSA revelations show that significant  surveillance activities are taking place without either Foreign Intelligence Surveillance Court (FISC) or congressional oversight, even though these policies directly impact Americans’ privacy.  For example, this past Sunday, the Washington Post reported that the Read more » about New Just Security Post: We All Go Down Together

We All Go Down Together: NSA Programs Overseas Violate Americans’ Privacy, Yet Escape FISC, Congressional Oversight

Cross-posted from Just Security.

Ongoing revelations show that significant NSA surveillance activities take place outside of either Foreign Intelligence Surveillance Court (FISC) or congressional oversight, even though these policies directly impact Americans’ privacy. These activities should, at the very least, be subject to congressional review, since American interests are being adversely impacted by them. Read more » about We All Go Down Together: NSA Programs Overseas Violate Americans’ Privacy, Yet Escape FISC, Congressional Oversight

The NEXA Center Responds to the Italian Communication Authority Proposal on Online Copyright Enforcement

The Nexa Center for Internet and Society, an interdisciplinary research center based at the Polytechnic of Turin, has recently published its observations on the Italian Communication Authority’s (AGCOM) regulatory proposal regarding online copyright enforcement. Read more » about The NEXA Center Responds to the Italian Communication Authority Proposal on Online Copyright Enforcement

A Brazilian Judge Orders Facebook off Air if It Fails to Remove a Defamatory Discussion

On October 2, 2013, Judge Bonvicino of the Civil Court of São Paulo granted an injunction to shut down Facebook in Brazil if a discussion is not removed. The allegedly defamatory post regarded some trivial quarrel between a well-known TV presenter and her neighbor, apparently over the TV presenter’s dog trespassing into the neighboring property. Read more » about A Brazilian Judge Orders Facebook off Air if It Fails to Remove a Defamatory Discussion

Looking at My Vehicle Automation Entries in the Rear-View Mirror

Thank you for reading my posts this week. If you happen to be Eugene Volokh or Ken Anderson, thank you in particular for making them possible. And if you were one of my thoughtful commenters, thank you for questioning and challenging; I have read your remarks with great interest. Read more » about Looking at My Vehicle Automation Entries in the Rear-View Mirror

The Impact of Automation on Environmental Impact Statements

Cross-posted from Volokh Conspiracy.

Since the 1950s, the Long Beach Freeway has linked the massive Ports of Long Beach and Los Angeles to, roughly, the rest of the continental United States. Because much has changed in trade and traffic since then, California’s relevant transportation authorities have decided that perhaps this freeway should change as well. Read more » about The Impact of Automation on Environmental Impact Statements

Reforming FISA: A Critical Look at the Wyden/Udall Proposal and Foreign Surveillance

In my latest blog post at Just Security, I discuss a new bipartisan bill co-sponsored by Senators Wyden and Udall, two of the most vocal critics of the NSA, as well as Senators Rand Paul (R-KY) and Richard Blumenthal (D-CT). The Intelligence Oversight and Surveillance Reform Act's language is not available yet, but a two-page fact sheet explains its provisions. Read more » about Reforming FISA: A Critical Look at the Wyden/Udall Proposal and Foreign Surveillance

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