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Google and other tech companies deny PRISM surveillance claims, NSA says claims 'inaccurate' and not used domestically

Feds Wait Until Late Friday To Admit That, Yeah, They Ignored The 4th Amendment

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While Senator Wyden has been banging the drum about privacy violations committed by the federal government under the FISA Amendments Act for quite some time, the rest of Congress seems perfectly content to stay ignorant and pretend that there's no possible way that the feds might be abusing the powers...
Feds Wait Until Late Friday To Admit That, Yeah, They Ignored The 4th Amendment

Obama administration defends NSA collection of Verizon phone records

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White House upholds 'critical tool in protecting the nation from terrorist threats' as senior politicians condemn practiceThe White House has sought to justify its surveillance of millions of Americans' phone records as anger grows over revelations that a secret court order gives the National Security Agency blanket authority to collect...
Obama administration defends NSA collection of Verizon phone records

Fisa chief judge defends integrity of court over Verizon records collection

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Reggie Walton tells the Guardian claims Foreign Intelligence Surveillance court 'is a rubber stamp [are] absolutely false'• Revealed: NSA collecting phone records of millions of Verizon customers dailyThe chief judge of the secretive court that granted an order permitting the US government to sweep up the phone records of millions...
Fisa chief judge defends integrity of court over Verizon records collection

Secret court order allows the government to access all Verizon call records

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The U.S. National Security Agency has been allowed by a court order to collect phone records of a large number of customers of Verizon, according to a report in the Guardian on Thursday. The April 25 order from the U.S. Foreign Intelligence Surveillance Court in Washington, D.C., requires Verizon...
Secret court order allows the government to access all Verizon call records

Will the latest NSA surveillance scandal be a wake-up call for the power of data?

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Remember when the New York Times tried to make that whole, your-cell-phone-is-a-tracking-device idea happen? Well, it seemed that most of the population didn’t care. But perhaps the news that the National Security Administration has been collecting phone metadata on Verizon’s customers inside the U.S. might help people get hip to...
Will the latest NSA surveillance scandal be a wake-up call for the power of data?

Privacy groups, lawmakers rip into NSA surveillance

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Privacy groups and some lawmakers are in an uproar after news reports this week that the U.S. National Security Agency is conducting broad surveillance of the nation's residents. British newspaper the Guardian reported Thursday that the NSA, with authorization from the U.S. Foreign Intelligence Surveillance Court, has been collecting...
Privacy groups, lawmakers rip into NSA surveillance

Google files free speech challenge to FISA gag orders, renews criticism of Guardian

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Google has asked a secret Washington court to declare that it has a right under the First Amendment to disclose the number of security letters it receives under the Foreign Intelligence Surveillance Act. Such letters, which the government uses to obtain phone and internet data about foreign nationals, are currently subject to...
Google files free speech challenge to FISA gag orders, renews criticism of Guardian
Apple and other tech companies deny PRISM surveillance claims, NSA says claims 'inaccurate' and not used domestically

Microsoft asks to disclose FISA requests to set the record straight

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Microsoft is seeking permission to disclose "aggregate statistics" about the number of requests for data it receives under the U.S. Foreign Intelligence Surveillance Act, following a similar move by Google earlier this month.FISA has been thrust into the national spotlight after leaks about the U.S. government's Prism surveillance program,...
Microsoft asks to disclose FISA requests to set the record straight

Google asks to make surveillance orders public, citing First Amendment

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Google has asked the court overseeing terrorism-related surveillance programs at the National Security Agency to allow the company to publish information on the number of surveillance requests it receives. The Internet company, in a Tuesday filing with the U.S. Foreign Intelligence Surveillance Court , asked the court to allow...
Google asks to make surveillance orders public, citing First Amendment

Obama's Verizon surveillance reveals massive erosion of US civil liberties | Jonathan Turley

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Thanks to a secret court and compliant politicians, this administration is running an ever-expanding security stateWhile the media in the United States (with some notable exceptions) have been criticized for relatively soft coverage of attacks on civil liberties by the Obama administration, the British press appears to be filling the...
Obama's Verizon surveillance reveals massive erosion of US civil liberties | Jonathan Turley

Top secret doc shows NSA demands Verizon hand over millions of phone records daily

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Today The Guardian published a secret order issued by the Foreign Intelligence Surveillance Court allowing the National Security Agency (NSA) to demand vast swaths of metadata from Verizon. The order, which specifies that Verizon hand over the information on an “ongoing, daily basis,” encompasses the phone records pertaining to...
Top secret doc shows NSA demands Verizon hand over millions of phone records daily

Leaked court documents reveal NSA is collecting bulk call logs from Verizon

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A court document published today by The Guardian reveals the NSA is currently collecting call records in bulk from Verizon. The request, granted by the Foreign Intelligence Surveillance Court on April 25th, extends until July 19th and mandates Verizon produce all call detail records on a daily basis to...
Leaked court documents reveal NSA is collecting bulk call logs from Verizon

US National Security Agency collecting phone records of Verizon customers daily: report

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U.S. telecommunications operator Verizon has been required to hand over phone records of millions of its customers to the U.S. National Security Agency under a secret court order issued in April, according to a report by The Guardian. Citing a copy of the court order it has obtained, the Guardian...
US National Security Agency collecting phone records of Verizon customers daily: report

Court ruling that NSA spying violated 4th Amendment remains secret

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Last month, a letter to Congress noted that “on at least one occasion” a secretive US court ruled that National Security Agency surveillance carried out under a 2008 act of Congress violated the Fourth Amendment’s restriction against unreasonable searches and seizures. But the actual ruling remains secret. Decisions handed down...
Court ruling that NSA spying violated 4th Amendment remains secret

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!!!!
Intelligence Chief Defends PRISM Program, And Says It Cannot Be Used To 'Intentionally' Target Any US Citizen

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"

Civil liberties: American freedom on the line

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The fact that police have the right to monitor the communications of all its citizens - in secret - is a classic hallmark of a state that fears freedomA few months before he was first elected president in 2008, Barack Obama made a calculation that dismayed many of his ardent...
Civil liberties: American freedom on the line

Report: Secret court order gives US access to Verizon call records

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The U.S. National Security Agency has been allowed by a court order to collect phone records of a large number of customers of Verizon, according to a report in the Guardian on Thursday.The April 25 order from the U.S. Foreign Intelligence Surveillance Court in Washington, D.C., requires Verizon to...
Report: Secret court order gives US access to Verizon call records

Remember When Supreme Court Rejected Review Of FISA Amendments Act, Because It Was 'Too Speculative' That Plaintiffs Were Being Monitored?

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It really was just a few months ago that the Supreme Court rejected a lawsuit filed by the ACLU, seeking to find the FISA Amendments Act unconstitutional. This is part of the law that is so key to the NSA's surveillance strategy, part of which was revealed over the past...
Remember When Supreme Court Rejected Review Of FISA Amendments Act, Because It Was 'Too Speculative' That Plaintiffs Were Being Monitored?

US Secret Surveillance Court Approves All Domestic Spying Requests For A Second Year In A Row

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For the second year running, all snooping-on-citizens requests have been granted by our nation's most secret court, the United States Foreign Intelligence Surveillance Court. A secretive federal court last year approved all of the 1,856 requests to search or electronically surveil people within the United States "for foreign intelligence...
US Secret Surveillance Court Approves All Domestic Spying Requests For A Second Year In A Row

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'

Revealed: NSA collecting phone records of millions of Americans daily

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Exclusive: Top secret court order requiring Verizon to hand over all call data shows scale of domestic surveillance under Obama• Read the court order in full hereThe National Security Agency is currently collecting the telephone records of millions of US customers of Verizon, one of America's largest telecoms providers, under...
Revealed: NSA collecting phone records of millions of Americans daily

Secret court lifts veil, slightly, on Google, Microsoft lawsuits

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A Foreign Intelligence Surveillance Court judge breaks with tradition by taking a tiny step toward more openness in lawsuits brought by Google and Microsoft. They're trying to clear their names. [Read more]...
Secret court lifts veil, slightly, on Google, Microsoft lawsuits

How The NSA Monitors America's Phone Trafffic

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Leaked court records revealed that the NSA is monitoring phone calls made by millions of Verizon customers--but how do they do it? A scoop from The Guardian confirmed what many people suspected--the National Security Agency (NSA) is spying on the phone activity of millions of Americans. Using a secret...
How The NSA Monitors America's Phone Trafffic

Perhaps The NSA Should Figure Out How To Keep Its Own Stuff Secret Before Building A Giant Database

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Apparently, the brilliant minds at the NSA are completely bewildered as to how Ed Snowden had access to everything he had access to. They don't think it's possible. Among the questions is how a contract employee at a distant NSA satellite office was able to obtain a copy of an...
Perhaps The NSA Should Figure Out How To Keep Its Own Stuff Secret Before Building A Giant Database
Director of National Intelligence's blast at PRISM report further confirms its existence

Verizon says it would hand over phone records if it were to receive an order from the US National Security Agency

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A high-ranking executive at Verizon has reportedly sent a statement to employees addressing an article, published by The Guardian, which suggests that the company has been forced to hand over phone records for millions of its customers to the US National Security Agency. Randy Milch, Executive Vice President of Public...
Verizon says it would hand over phone records if it were to receive an order from the US National Security Agency
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