Mark Jaycox

Mark Jaycox is a Policy Analyst and Legislative Assistant for the Electronic Frontier Foundation. His issues include user privacy, civil liberties, EULAs, and current legislation or policy rising out of Washington, DC

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A member of CodePink protests as Director of the National Security Agency Gen. Keith Alexander, right, breaks from a hearing before the House Select Intelligence Committee on October 29, 2013 in Washington, DC. The committee held a hearing on potential changes to the Foreign Intelligence Surveillance Act. Views
Monday, May 19, 2014 - 1:15pm
A Deep Dive into the House's Version of Narrow NSA Reform: The New USA Freedom Act
NSA reform is finally moving in Congress. Last year, Senator Patrick Leahy and Representative Jim Sensenbrenner introduced the USA Freedom Act , one of the first comprehensive bills to address multiple aspects of the NSA's spying. The Senate version has languished since October, but last week the...
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Monday, November 4, 2013 - 8:35am
Three Leaks, Three Weeks, and What We've Learned About the US Government's Other Spying Authority: Executive Order 12333
A Washington Post article reveals that the National Security Agency has been siphoning off data from the links between Yahoo and Google data centers, which include the fiber optic connections between company servers at various points around the world. While the user may have an encrypted connection to the website, the internal data flows were not encrypted and allowed the NSA to obtain millions of records each month, including both metadata and content like audio, video and text.
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Saturday, August 24, 2013 - 8:24am
Three Illusory "Investigations" of the NSA Spying Are Unable to Succeed
Since the revelations of confirmed National Security Agency spying in June, three different "investigations" have been announced. One by the Privacy and Civil Liberties Oversight Board (PCLOB), another by the Director of National Intelligence, Gen.
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Thursday, July 18, 2013 - 8:58am
House Judiciary Committee Rails Against Domestic Spying
The House Judiciary Committee's hearing on the government's unconstitutional spying provided the Obama Administration with a marvelous opportunity to answer Congress’s questions about abuses of the Foreign Intelligence Surveillance Act and Section 215 of the PATRIOT Act, the laws being used by the
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Thursday, May 2, 2013 - 7:08am
Questions the Senate Should Ask At Today's Briefing on the Aaron Swartz Prosecution
Today, the Justice Department will brief the Senate Judiciary staff on the prosecution of the late activist and Internet pioneer Aaron Swartz, who died in January.
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Wednesday, April 17, 2013 - 11:29am
CISPA Goes to The Floor for a Vote, Privacy Amendments Blocked
Yesterday, the US House prepared for the debate on the privacy-invading "cybersecurity" bill called CISPA, the Cyber Intelligence Sharing and Protection Act. The rules committee hearing was the last stop before the bill is voted on by the full House.
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