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foreign intelligence surveillance act

Yahoo! Discloses Number Of Data Requests From U.S. Law Agencies, Says It Will Issue "Transparency Report" Soon

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Yahoo! has disclosed the number of government requests for data it has received over the past 18 months, becoming the latest tech company to do so after the fallout from the NSA spying scandal. In a statement co-signed by CEO Marissa Mayer and Yahoo! general counsel Ron Bell, the company...
Yahoo! Discloses Number Of Data Requests From U.S. Law Agencies, Says It Will Issue "Transparency Report" Soon

Facebook, Microsoft reveal surveillance request figures

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Facebook says it received almost 10,000 US government requests for user data in the second half of 2012Facebook and Microsoft have struck agreements with the US government to release limited information about the number of surveillance requests they receive, a modest victory for the companies as they struggle with the...
Facebook, Microsoft reveal surveillance request figures
Google and other tech companies deny PRISM surveillance claims, NSA says claims 'inaccurate' and not used domestically
FISA "warrantless wiretapping" bill extended through 2017

Facebook asking U.S. government for permission to publish FISA data requests

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Facebook is reportedly in deep conversations with the Department of Justice and the Federal Bureau of Investigations about letting Facebook release information about the number of data requests it receives associated with the Foreign Intelligence Surveillance Act and national security. According to All Things D’s sources, the parties are...
Facebook asking U.S. government for permission to publish FISA data requests

Technology giants struggle to maintain credibility over NSA Prism surveillance

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Strongly-worded denials issued by Apple, Facebook and Google about their co-operation are followed by further revelationsTechnology giants battled to maintain their credibility on privacy issues over the weekend as further details emerged of their co-operation with US spy agencies.Apple, Facebook and Google issued strongly-worded denials that they had knowingly participated...
Technology giants struggle to maintain credibility over NSA Prism surveillance

Tech Companies Deny Letting NSA Have Realtime Access To Their Servers, But Choose Their Words Carefully

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We've already talked about James Clapper, the Director of National Intelligence choosing weasel words to pretend they're saying that they weren't spying on Americans when they really were, and now some are arguing that the tech companies are doing the same exact thing. All of the tech companies listed have...
Tech Companies Deny Letting NSA Have Realtime Access To Their Servers, But Choose Their Words Carefully

The US Can Legally Spy On The Any Foreign Data Stored In American 'Clouds'

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Personal information uploaded by British computer users to cloud services such as Apple's iCloud and Google's Drive can be spied upon by US intelligence without the need to apply for a warrant, it has emerged. All documents and photographs stored on computer systems based in the US can be accessed...
The US Can Legally Spy On The Any Foreign Data Stored In American 'Clouds'

WaPost and Guardian PRISM reports contain 'numerous inaccuracies': Intelligence Director

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James R. Clapper, Director of National Intelligence, has responded to reports from the Washington Post and the Guardian which broke news that authorities were monitoring data from US citizens via a number of major tech firms. A statement from Clapper claims that the reports on the PRISM program — Section 702...
WaPost and Guardian PRISM reports contain 'numerous inaccuracies': Intelligence Director

Warrantless wiretaps? Congress votes yes

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US Senators from both parties overwhelmingly approved a bill this morning that will authorize warrantless wiretaps, throughout 2013 and for four years beyond that. Supporters of the bill, including Saxby Chambliss (R-GA) and Diane Feinstein (D-CA), insisted it should be passed without amendment, in order to avoid having it...
Warrantless wiretaps? Congress votes yes
Warrantless wiretap bill passes in US House, authorizes 5 more years of domestic spying
Sen. Ron Wyden on FISA surveillance law: 'We are going to win this.'

Just Like Google, Microsoft Formally Challenges Data Disclosure Gag Order

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Microsoft has filed a motion in the Federal Intelligence Surveillance Court seeking permission to publicly disclose information on requests received under the Foreign Intelligence Surveillance Act, or FISA. Previously, Facebook reached an agreement with the federal government to disclose its data requests from governmental agencies in aggregate. In a motion...
Just Like Google, Microsoft Formally Challenges Data Disclosure Gag Order

DOJ Trying To Hide Secret Interpretations Of The Law Because You'd All DIE!!!!

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It's kind of sad that anyone could possibly think that it's okay for the government to have secret interpretations of the law in a free and open society. "The law" is more than just the legislation itself, but the collection of caselaw and interpretations, combined with the legislation, that make...
DOJ Trying To Hide Secret Interpretations Of The Law Because You'd All DIE!!!!

Clapper admits secret NSA surveillance programme to access user data

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Obama's director of national intelligence attacks programme's disclosure as 'reprehensible' and says it threatens securityThe US has admitted using a secret system to tap the systems of the biggest technology companies to spy on millions of people's online activity, overshadowing attempts by Barack Obama to force China to abandon its...
Clapper admits secret NSA surveillance programme to access user data

Leak implicates Microsoft, Google and others in NSA snooping -- but they deny it

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A classified training document, reported Thursday by the Washington Post and the Guardian, says a secret U.S. government program called PRISM has been accessing the servers of Microsoft, Google, Apple, Facebook and other tech giants for years to collect data including customer emails, audio and other documents as part...
Leak implicates Microsoft, Google and others in NSA snooping -- but they deny it

U.S. Government: Reports About PRISM Contain "Numerous Inaccuracies"

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After the flurry of reports about the NSA’s alleged PRISM surveillance program earlier today, the U.S.’s Director of National Intelligence James R. Clapper just released an official statement. According to Clapper, “The Guardian and The Washington Post articles refer to collection of communications pursuant to Section 702 of the Foreign...
U.S. Government: Reports About PRISM Contain "Numerous Inaccuracies"

Microsoft and Twitter join rivals in seeking to disclose NSA requests

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Technology companies want government's permission to give public a more detailed list of demands for data from their serversMicrosoft and Twitter have joined calls by Google and Facebook to be able to publish more detail about how many secret requests they receive to hand over user data under the controversial...
Microsoft and Twitter join rivals in seeking to disclose NSA requests
President Obama signs off on bill that extends warrantless wiretapping until 2017

Governments Requested Information On as Many as 19,000 Facebook Accounts

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Government agencies requested information on somewhere between 18,000 and 19,000 Facebook accounts according to a post on the company’s Web site. The disclosures follow negotiations that Facebook and other tech companies have held with federal agencies over their desire to include requests approved under the Foreign Intelligence Surveillance Act (FISA)....
Governments Requested Information On as Many as 19,000 Facebook Accounts

Yahoo Reports Its Data Request Numbers

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Yahoo has joined the ranks of Internet technology companies demonstrating their commitment to openness - and trying to rebuild trust with their users - with its own revelation of data requests received from law enforcement agencies. Yahoo announced the numbers in a Tumblr blog from CEO Marissa Mayer and General...
Yahoo Reports Its Data Request Numbers

Yahoo reveals US surveillance requests

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Company follows Facebook, Microsoft and Apple in publishing details of data requests from law enforcement agenciesYahoo has joined the increasing number of technology companies publishing details of how many requests US law enforcement agencies have made for data on their users.The company gave more details of its dealings with US...
Yahoo reveals US surveillance requests

FISA Fail: Senate To Keep Spying On Citizens

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In a blow to civil rights, and seemingly the Fourth Amendment, the Senate this morning voted to approve a bill that reauthorizes a foreign surveillance program that keeps tabs on peoples' emails and phone conversations, all without a warrant. While the whole country waits on pins and needles for the...
FISA Fail: Senate To Keep Spying On Citizens
The banality of surveillance

NYT report may fill the gap between PRISM leaks and company denials of 'direct server access'

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Yesterday a series of leaked photoshop slides in the Washington Post revealed a program codenamed PRISM that allowed government investigators access to data from a number of top internet companies. That leak has been followed up in the last 24 hours by a series of blanket denials as tech...
NYT report may fill the gap between PRISM leaks and company denials of 'direct server access'

Court order forcing Verizon to hand over call data 'in place since 2006'

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Senate intelligence committee chair Dianne Feinstein says order was necessary to protect America and 'keep the homeland safe'The chairman of the Senate intelligence committee, Dianne Feinstein, said on Thursday she believed a court order compelling Verizon to hand over call data relating to millions of Americans had been in place...
Court order forcing Verizon to hand over call data 'in place since 2006'

Federal Power to Intercept Internet Messages Is Extended

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Congress gave final approval on Friday to a bill extending the government's power to intercept electronic communications of spy and terrorism suspects under a law known as the Foreign Intelligence Surveillance Act....
Federal Power to Intercept Internet Messages Is Extended
Editorial: the one thing Congress can agree on is violating your privacy

Analyzing Yahoo's PRISM non-denial

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Today, Yahoo's General Counsel posted a carefully worded denial regarding the company's alleged participation in the NSA PRISM program. To the casual observer, it might seem like a categorical denial. I do not believe that Yahoo's denial is as straightforward as it seems. Below, I have carefully parsed Yahoo's statement,...
Analyzing Yahoo's PRISM non-denial

Senators: Why Is Everyone So Worked Up About Verizon Spying? We've All Known About It Since 2007

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Towards the end of my piece this morning about the administration's ridiculous response to the leaked evidence and confirmation that the NSA is scooping up every single phone record (confirmed from Verizon at least, though you can assume it applies to everyone else as well) was a quick note mentioning...
Senators: Why Is Everyone So Worked Up About Verizon Spying? We've All Known About It Since 2007
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