Category Archives: FISA

N.D.Cal.: Court reviews FISA materials in camera and concludes PC exists and the defense doesn’t get to see it

Defendant was indicted for attempting to provide material support to a terrorist organization, and the government notified the defense that it also had FISA-gathered information. The court concludes that there was probable cause and the defense doesn’t get t see … Continue reading

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Techdirt: Things The Intelligence Community Is Cool With: Backdoor Searches, Skirting Reporting Requirements, Parallel Construction

Techdirt: Things The Intelligence Community Is Cool With: Backdoor Searches, Skirting Reporting Requirements, Parallel Construction by Tim Cushing:

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MSNBC: FBI Director seems to confirm use of FISA warrants in Russia Probe

MSNBC: FBI Director seems to confirm use of FISA warrants in Russia Probe (video) No wonder the President wants a private CIA.

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NYTimes: Warrantless Surveillance Can Continue Even if Law Expires, Officials Say

NYTimes: Warrantless Surveillance Can Continue Even if Law Expires, Officials Say by Charlie Savage: The Trump administration has decided that the National Security Agency and the F.B.I. can lawfully keep operating their warrantless surveillance program even if Congress fails to … Continue reading

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techdirt: Intelligence Director Says Gov’t Can Demand Encryption Backdoors Without Having To Run It By The FISA Court

techdirt: Intelligence Director Says Gov’t Can Demand Encryption Backdoors Without Having To Run It By The FISA Court by Tim Cushing:

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WaPo: House Intelligence Committee passes spy-bill renewal, but on party lines

WaPo: House Intelligence Committee passes spy-bill renewal, but on party lines by Karoun Demirjian: The House Intelligence Committee passed a bill Friday to restrain the government’s access to data collected under a powerful authority to collect foreign intelligence on U.S. … Continue reading

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The Intercept: NSA Secretly Helped Convict Defendants in U.S. Courts, Classified Documents Reveal

The Intercept: NSA Secretly Helped Convict Defendants in U.S. Courts, Classified Documents Reveal (Part 7) by Trevor Aaronson: By withholding evidence of warrantless spying, the government avoided a court challenge to controversial mass surveillance – which is now before Congress.

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The Hill: Clock ticking down on NSA surveillance powers

The Hill: Clock ticking down on NSA surveillance powers by Katie Bo Williams:

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D.D.C.: Klayman v. NSA finally ends in the District Court

Klayman v. NSA finally ends in the District Court, the court finding no jurisdiction (despite prior injunctions) and because Congress ended the program sued over before the suit was even filed and then the NSA was ordered to retain data … Continue reading

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WaPo: Senate bill would impose new privacy limits on accessing NSA’s surveillance data

WaPo: Senate bill would impose new privacy limits on accessing NSA’s surveillance data by Karoun Demirjian and Ellen Nakashima:

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