Category Archives: FISA

Forbes: What’s To Come As Government Surveillance Sunsets With 2017?

Forbes: What’s To Come As Government Surveillance Sunsets With 2017? by Frank Miniter:

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FISA extended to Jan. 19th in the funding CR

NYTimes (Reuters): Congress Passes Stopgap Bill to Avoid Government Shutdown Against a Friday Deadline

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Reason: Congress Mulls Passing Most Intrusive Federal Surveillance Bill Available (Update: Bill Is Dead ‘For Now’)

Reason: Congress Mulls Passing Most Intrusive Federal Surveillance Bill Available (Update: Bill Is Dead ‘For Now’) by Scott Shackford This FISA renewal bill would essentially gut the Fourth Amendment.

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Cato: FISA “Reform”: The Surveillance Fear Mongering Campaign Ramps Up

Cato: FISA “Reform”: The Surveillance Fear Mongering Campaign Ramps Up by Patrick G. Eddington:

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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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