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Supreme Court Puzzles: How There Can Be Oversight Concerning Warrantless Wiretapping If No One Can Sue?

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One of the more ridiculous things about the government's ongoing campaign of secret surveillance on Americans is how hard it's fought back against anyone who has sought to have the policy tested in the courts. If the feds were confident that what they were doing was legal, they wouldn't be...
Supreme Court Puzzles: How There Can Be Oversight Concerning Warrantless Wiretapping If No One Can Sue?

Court: Feds Can Spy On Americans Without Warrants With No Legal Repurcussions

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We've followed the Al-Haramain case against the US government for a while through all of its ridiculousness. This was the challenge to the government over warrantless wiretapping, which went through crazy twists and turns, because information on the wiretapping was deemed classified -- even though it was published by reporters....
Court: Feds Can Spy On Americans Without Warrants With No Legal Repurcussions

Court Says President Bush Violated Wiretapping Laws With Warrantless Wiretap

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In a huge ruling, a court has said that the US government violated wiretapping laws in eavesdropping on phone calls without a warrant. If you haven't been following the fight over the legality of warrantless wiretapping, this case, involving lawyers working with the Al-Haramain Islamic Foundation, is extremely important. When...
Court Says President Bush Violated Wiretapping Laws With Warrantless Wiretap
Wired: NSA building massive surveillance facility, 'everybody with communication is a target'

NSA Insists It Doesn't Have 'The Ability' To Spy On American Emails, Texts, Etc.

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Earlier this week, we wrote about an excellent and detailed article in Wired about the efforts by the NSA to collect and store pretty much all communications data they could get their hands on -- whether originating in the US or not (despite clear rules that the NSA is only...
NSA Insists It Doesn't Have 'The Ability' To Spy On American Emails, Texts, Etc.

U.S. Spy Law Authorizes Mass Surveillance of European Citizens: Report

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Europeans, take note: The U.S. government has granted itself authority to secretly snoop on you. That's according to a new report produced for the European Parliament, which has warned that a U.S. spy law renewed late last year authorizes "purely political surveillance on foreigners' data" if it is stored using...
U.S. Spy Law Authorizes Mass Surveillance of European Citizens: Report

FBI reportedly pressing for backdoor access to Facebook, Google

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Investigators at the FBI supposedly aren't happy that social networks like Facebook or Google+ don't have the same kind of facility for wiretaps that phones have had for decades. If claimed industry contacts for CNET are right, senior staff at the bureau have floated a proposed amendment to the...
FBI reportedly pressing for backdoor access to Facebook, Google
Supreme Court rejects case against warrantless wiretapping

Government seeks to shut down NSA wiretapping lawsuit

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The "secret room" in AT&T's Folsom Street office in San Francisco is believed to be one of several Internet wiretapping facilities at AT&T offices around the country feeding data to the NSA. Mark Klein SAN FRANCISCO, California—Warrantless wiretapping by the National Security Agency began as a Bush-era program in...
Government seeks to shut down NSA wiretapping lawsuit

EFF says PRISM is outrageous, and it's looking for similar programs

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July 9-10, 2013 San Francisco, CA Tickets On Sale Now Privacy advocacy group the Electronic Frontier Foundation says that more top secret data-mining programs run by the NSA and FBI could be lurking in the shadows. “This is outrageous. It requires further investigation to see who all is participating...
EFF says PRISM is outrageous, and it's looking for similar programs

A Terrifying Look Into The NSA's Ability To Capture And Analyze Pretty Much Every Communication

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You may recall that we've written a few times about the "turf war" between the Department of Homeland Security and the Defense Department's NSA over who gets to run the "cybersecurity" efforts for the country. The NSA has been particularly insistent that all cybersecurity efforts should go through it, and...
A Terrifying Look Into The NSA's Ability To Capture And Analyze Pretty Much Every Communication
House approves another five years of warrantless wiretapping

Congressional Staffer Who Helped Blow The Whistle On NSA Warrantless Wiretapping Sues The Feds

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You may remember the ridiculous Thomas Drake case, in which the US government went after a former NSA employee under the Espionage Act, threatening him with decades in jail. However, as the details showed, Drake was really being targeted not for leaking information, but as a vindictive response for talking...
Congressional Staffer Who Helped Blow The Whistle On NSA Warrantless Wiretapping Sues The Feds

The NSA's warrantless wiretapping is a crime, not a state secret | Cindy Cohn and Trevor Timm

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As the US will neither affirm nor deny its vast dragnet of phone calls and emails, we must sue to protect our privacy and libertyThis week, cellphone carriers publicly reported that US law enforcement made an astounding 1.3m demands for customer text messages, caller locations, and other information last year....
The NSA's warrantless wiretapping is a crime, not a state secret | Cindy Cohn and Trevor Timm
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