US Senate narrowly rejects bill requiring warrant for Americans’ browsing data

US Senate narrowly rejects bill requiring warrant for Americans’ browsing data

A bipartisan amendment that would’ve forced the govt. to first establish a probable cause or reasonable suspicion of a crime to obtain a warrant to access Americans’ browsing data fell short by 1 vote in the Senate. Brought by Sens. Ron Wyden (D-OR) and Steve Daines (R-MT), it sought a higher bar than the current law under the Patriot Act Sect. 215, permitting bulk collection of browsing records.

Avi Khait
Avi Khait
SickOfTribalisem
SickOfTribalisem 2 weeks

People remember duckduckgo's results are often much much better then google's not allways bjt after years of using both i can tell i'm much more satisfied with ddg... soooo much better then google

Sloth
Sloth 2 weeks

Patriot act was legislation that was passed out of fear. It needs to go. Any other legislation passed to "combat the coronavirus" will likely be just as bad. We all need to do better.... Myself included...at badgering politicians to not pass fear based legislation. Am I still too hopeful that this system can work?

Larry
Larry 2 weeks

TOR browser, duckduckgo and a very good VPN software.

tsylana
tsylana 2 weeks

Where are the pitchforks for this real, brazen, government overreach that they don't even try to hide anymore?

porcus
porcus 2 weeks

Better use an anonymizing search engine then.

Cory Pritchard
Cory Pritchard 2 weeks

Bipartisan consent to further erode civil liberties

Chris Cahill
Chris Cahill 2 weeks

Remember people look up weird porn everyday to keep you history full of new strange make them dig through heaps of tentacle porn

Damien
Damien 2 weeks

Wow! That's disappointing. I commend them for attempting this and in a bipartisan way. Shame on those who voted against it.

MEIJIN44
MEIJIN44 2 weeks

He who is without sin publish you browser history without edit nor exemption.- Jesus probably.

krayzie
krayzie 2 weeks

"US Senate Almost Does Right Thing. Then Doesn't."

FirstCensorshipThenJail
FirstCensorshipThenJail 2 weeks

Brave browser or dissenters

Scott in FLorida
Scott in FLorida 2 weeks

any search without a warrant is a crime but our political hacks are criminals

Otis B Driftwood
Otis B Driftwood 2 weeks

Very disappointing, especially since its 100% silent. At least if the feds or chips want to search my house, they not only have to get a warrant, they also have to serve it. I know they are searching my house. Not only do you not know if your internet or call data has been searched, frequently there's a gag order on the ISP, so they couldn't tell you, even if they wanted to.

.Tet.
.Tet. 2 weeks

It'll be brought forward again after the wyoming and california district flip.

Cori
Cori 2 weeks

All the more reason that I use StartPage for my online searches, Brave or Firefox for browsing (with StartPage as the search engine), Protonmail for my email and VPN, Signal for texting, and keep the vast majority of my data on external hard drives and thumb drives. I love my country, but I distrust my government, and that has been true for over four decades and counting.

Skeptic
Skeptic 2 weeks

This is one both sides should oppose.

Bruce
Bruce 2 weeks

Hope they like porn!

Mark East
Mark East 2 weeks

Our constitution being trampled AGAIN

Virtual Signals
Virtual Signals 2 weeks

It's amazing how many liberties we let go without even a contest.

mantico
mantico 2 weeks

More authoritarianism here we come

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