What Is The Patriot Act?

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Designed to counter terrorist activities, the Patriot Act has been hotly contested since it was first signed into law in 2001. But why is the Patriot Act so controversial?

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President Obama’s Remarks about privacy
https://www.whitehouse.gov/the-press-office/2013/06/07/statement-president

N.S.A. Collection of Bulk Call Data Is Ruled Illegal
http://www.nytimes.com/2015/05/08/us/nsa-phone-records-collection-ruled-illegal-by-appeals-court.html
“A federal appeals court in New York ruled on Thursday that the once-secret National Security Agency program that is systematically collecting Americans’ phone records in bulk is illegal.”

How the Patriot Act Works?
http://people.howstuffworks.com/patriot-act1.htm
“The Patriot Act is a U.S. law passed in the wake of the September 11, 2001 terrorist attacks. ”

The Patriot Act: Key Controversies
http://www.npr.org/news/specials/patriotact/patriotactdeal.html
“The Senate on Friday rejected attempts to reauthorize major provisions of the USA Patriot Act, in a major blow to the Bush administration.”

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How Did The NSA Become Big Brother?

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