March 2017

WYDEN, LIEU ASK DHS TO TELL AMERICANS ABOUT SERIOUS SECURITY THREAT TO MOBILE PHONES

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Washington, D.C. – Sen. Ron Wyden, D-Ore., and Rep. Ted Lieu, D-Calif., today urged the Department of Homeland Security to tell Americans how their security may be threatened by a vulnerability that could allow hackers and foreign governments to track, wiretap, and hack their mobile phones.

Dems urge changes to 'backdoor search loophole,' citing Flynn case

The government’s recording of former national security adviser Michael Flynn’s telephone call with Russia's ambassador to the U.S. appears set to become a flashpoint in the fight over reauthorization of a controversial part of U.S. surveillance law.

The incident — which prompted Flynn’s resignation in February — is a sign that significant reforms are needed, a dozen Democrats said Tuesday.

REP. LIEU LEADS LETTER TO HOUSE INTELLIGENCE COMMITTEE CHAIRMAN ON FISA SECTION 702 REFORM

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WASHINGTON: Congressman Ted W. Lieu (D-CA) – along with 11 fellow Members of Congress – has sent a letter to House Intelligence Committee Chairman Devin Nunes asking him to consider reforming FISA’s controversial Section 702 to help ensure that the activities of United States intelligence agencies do not violate the constitutional rights of the American people.

In the letter, Mr. Lieu and his Congressional colleagues write:

What Happens When You Fight a 'Deep State' That Doesn't Exist

The Trump administration, in its fight against the "deep state," could risk exacerbating the very problems it has pinned on shadowy bureaucratic forces: leaking, internal conflict and the politicization of institutions like intelligence agencies.

American institutions do not resemble the powerful deep states of countries like Egypt or Pakistan, experts say. Nor do individual leaks, a number of which have come from President Trump's own team, amount to a conspiracy.

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