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  •  Back a bit blurry-eyed (3+ / 0-)

    The Amash Amendment (a summary per Rep Amash)

    Patriot Act sec 215 (target of the Amash amendment)

    I cannot pretend to have understood it all but I am fairly certain I've figured out one aspect. The Amash version intends prohibit the metadata collection for all domestic calls and all foreign calls in which one of the two users is American/in the USA. What would be unaffected are purely foreign calls, one where neither user is in the USA.

    Specific individuals named by the FISA court cound still be monitored, but no more mass collection for any call with one or both users in the USA.

    I say "intends" because the Amash fact sheet does not include the amendment's exact wording, and because I am nowhere near qualified enough to sort through all that legalese.

    But that's besides the point. We can accept intent for purposes of our discussion. And now I know the Amash amandment would not completely shut down the program as I wondered it might. But OTOH it does affect some foreign aspects of the program.

    Now to figure out the Hugent version.

    •  Not that us foreingers are thoroughly relieved ... (0+ / 0-)

      ... about being mass-spied on still, with the prospect of our respective secret services exchanging (almost) everything they learned about their buddy countries citizens, so that every service profits and still has every data on everyone.

      "This isn't America" - Zenkai Girl

      by mythatsme on Wed Jul 24, 2013 at 01:29:03 PM PDT

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