Foreign Intelligence Surveillance Act

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  • The Foreign Intelligence Surveillance Act

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    Domestic Surveillance Citizens feeling protected in their own nation is a crucial factor for the development and advancement of that nation. The United States’ government has been able to provide this service for a small tax and for the most part it is money well spent. Due to events leading up to the terrifying attacks on September 11, 2001 and following these attacks, the Unites States’ government has begun enacting certain laws and regulations that ensure the safety of its citizens. From the

  • The Pros and Cons of the Foreign Intelligence Surveillance Act

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    electronic surveillance remains one of the most effective tools the United States has to protect against foreign powers and groups seeking to inflict harm on the nation, but it does not go without a few possessing a few negative aspects either. Electronic surveillance of foreign intelligence has likely saved the lives of many innocent people through prevention of potential acts of aggression towards the United States. There are many pros to the actions authorized under the Foreign Intelligence Surveillance

  • The Foreign Intelligence Surveillance Act: Analysis, Pros and Cons

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    THE FOREIGN INTELLIGENCE SURVEILLANCE ACT: ANALYSIS, PROS AND CONS INTRODUCTION The Foreign Intelligence Surveillance Act (FISA) is an Act of Congress passed in 1978 and signed by the then President Jimmy Carter. The Act stipulates the procedures to be followed when obtaining intelligence from foreign powers and agents of foreign powers both physically and electronically. The Act has been amended severally. In 2001, it was amended to involve groups and terrorist organizations not supported by foreign

  • A Study of the Foreign Intelligence Surveillance Act

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    FOREIGN INTELLIGENCE SURVILLANCE ACT This act was created in 1978. It proposes methods for gaining judicial permission in order to carry out physical and technological search for a person, who might be a terrorist threat for USA, on behalf of a foreign power. In 1970, a man named Christopher H. Pyle discovered that the US army intelligence had hired 1500 officers whose job was to spy on protest or public demonstration that involved more than 20 people. This shocking news immediately captured

  • Essay On Foreign Intelligence Surveillance Act

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    The Foreign Intelligence Surveillance Act (FISA) was first established in 1978. This enactment was the Congressional reaction to the introduction amid numerous Committee hearings of past abuses of United States persons' privacy rights by specific components of the United States government. Those abuses had happened, according to the government, as a component of its endeavors to counter indicated dangers to national security. The term 'foreign intelligence' means information relating to the capabilities

  • The Foreign Intelligence Surveillance Act Essay

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    The Foreign Intelligence Surveillance Court (FISC) was created by Congress in the Foreign Intelligence Surveillance Act (FISA) of 1978. The role of the Foreign Intelligence Surveillance Court is to provide judicial oversight of Intelligence Community activities in a classified setting. It is composed of federal judges appointed by the Chief Justice of the United States Supreme Court. The decisions of the court can be reviewed by the Foreign Intelligence Surveillance Court of Review (FISCR) and the

  • Wiretapping And The Fourth Amendment Rights Of Criminals

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    1928- Olmstead v.United States Supreme court rules federal investigators can wiretap into suspects phones legally, and use those conversations as evidence. Roy Olmstead, a suspected bootlegger, was bugged in the basement of his office, and also in the streets surrounding his home. He was later convicted based on that evidence. An appeal was raised on the grounds that the wiretapped data violated the defendant 's Fourth and Fifth Amendment. It was decided that the wiretapped data did not violate

  • Nsa Is The Spying Ofu.s Citizens

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    activities or at least for there to be Congressional oversight. This debate revolves around how much the NSA’s surveillance activities are actually used for national security as well as the constitutionality of the NSA’s surveillance. This all began after the terrorist attacks on September 11, 2001 when there was a call for the attacks to never happen again and the adoption of the Patriot Act in that same year which increased the power of the NSA. The National Security Agency over the past few years

  • Edward Snowden Good Or Bad

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    Interest sparked when Edward Snowden NSA contractor publicly disclosed a large number of classified documents that are about U.S. government, implemented massive surveillance program toward American citizens and foreign countries. This incident was viewed as the most significant leak in America history and of course it has caused sensation worldwide. However, privacy issue doesn’t easily raise general public’s attention due to it seems like don’t bring substantial bad consequence or effect our lives

  • The Nsa 's National Security Agency

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    EVOLUTION OF GOVERNMENT SURVEILLANCE It is important to note what the NSA is tasked to do before discussing the constitutional arguments against its metadata program. As Abdulmajeed Alhogbani, in his work, “Going Dark: Scratching the Surface of Government Surveillance,” informs, the agency has two tasks: “1) information assurance, which prevents foreign agents from obtaining classified information, and 2) signals intelligence, which collects and analyzes foreign intelligence” (475). Metadata collection

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