WASHINGTON, DC – MAY 11: Ranking member Sen. Lindsey Graham (R-SC) speaks with committee chairman Sen. Dick Durbin (D-IL) during a hearing of the Senate Judiciary Committee on Capitol Hill. (Photo by Drew Angerer/Getty Images)

Congress and intelligence officials spar over surveillance reforms

Member of the Senate Judiciary Committee remain unconvinced that existing reforms are sufficient to address abuse of surveillance authorities.
Senate Intelligence Committee Co-Chair Mark Warner, seen here at the U.S. Capitol on April 19, told CyberScoop he’s “frustrated” that more examples of Section 702 related cases haven’t been made public. (Photo by Chip Somodevilla/Getty Images)

The White House says Section 702 is critical for cybersecurity, yet public evidence is sparse

An FBI official told CyberScoop that a "plurality" of Section 702 searches pertain to investigations into nation-state cyberattacks.
House Judiciary Committee Chairman Jim Jordan, R-Ohio, presided over a hearing of the Weaponization of the Federal Government Subcommittee in the Rayburn House Office Building on Capitol Hill on Feb. 09. (Photo by Chip Somodevilla/Getty Images)

Critics suggest intelligence agencies should get a warrant for FISA searches

A hearing Thursday marks the beginning of debate over reforming the intelligence community's warrantless searches under Section 702.