Nothing Changed At The NSA: The Freedom Act Is The New Patriot Act

Americans were told that The FREEDOM Act would bring reform of unconstitutional wiretapping, but they were lied to.

The FREEDOM Act legalizes what the decision of the 2nd U.S. Circuit Court of Appeals made illegal: the bulk collection of American citizens’ telecommunications information. Thanks to FREEDOM, private telecommunications corporations are still agents of the state and must store personal information and hand it over upon government request. What’s more, the FREEDOM Act was drafted by Gen. Keith B. Alexander, the NSA director of the time.