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Target: Telegram

The fact is that the FBI has many tools to get at bad actors that misuse encrypted messaging apps like Telegram. Legislatively or court‐​mandated crypto “back doors” that place us all at risk should not be one of them.

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Coronavirus and FISA Reauthorization Make for A Toxic Legislative Mix

National Review reported earlier this week that a coronavirus spending package allegedly moving through Congress would not, in fact, contain language reauthorizing a handful of soon‐​to‐​expire PATRIOT Act provisions that are part of the Foreign Intelligence Surveillance Act. It remains to be seen whether we’ll witness yet another act of legislative cowardice that keeps FISA and the American surveillance state alive.

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Introducing “Checkpoint: America”

Within the “border zone,” which extends as much as 100 miles into the United States, are a series of Soviet‐​style internal checkpoints run by the Department of Homeland Security’s Customs and Border Protection (CBP) service.