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March 7, 2017

(1) Notwithstanding any other law, the President, through the Attorney General, may authorize electronic surveillance without a court order

under this subchapter to acquire foreign intelligence information for periods of up to one year if the Attorney General certifies in writing under oath that—

(A) the electronic surveillance is solely directed at—

(i) the acquisition of the contents of communications transmitted by means of communications used exclusively between or among foreign powers, as defined in section 1801(a)(1), (2), or (3) of this title; or
(ii) the acquisition of technical intelligence, other than the spoken communications of individuals, from property or premises under the open and exclusive control of a foreign power, as defined in section 1801(a)(1), (2), or (3) of this title;

(B) there is no substantial likelihood that the surveillance will acquire the contents of any communication to which a United States person is a party; [The weasel loophole phrase here is "no substantial likelihood"] 50 U.S. Code § 1802 - Electronic surveillance authorization without court order

Posted by gerardvanderleun at March 7, 2017 1:39 PM. This is an entry on the sideblog of American Digest: Check it out.

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Familiar with the term "data mining deflectors"?

You should be and you should have them in your deploy.

See, it's not whether you did/do anything wrong. It's whether they decide to target you at random. Don't be *that* guy.

Posted by: ghostsniper at March 7, 2017 6:34 PM

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