Category Archives: FISA

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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Techdirt: Most Senate Intelligence Committee Members Are Fine With Domestic Surveillance By The NSA

Techdirt: Most Senate Intelligence Committee Members Are Fine With Domestic Surveillance By The NSA by Tim Cushing: The Senate Intelligence Committee has released its report [PDF] on its Section 702 reauthorization plan. Rather than adopt any serious reforms — like … Continue reading

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LATimes: Editorial: Fix a surveillance law to stop backdoor searches of Americans

LATimes: Editorial: Fix a surveillance law to stop backdoor searches of Americans Congress is currently deciding: whether to let the National Security Agency continue to eavesdrop on the phone calls, emails and other electronic communications of foreigners located abroad. This … Continue reading

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EFF: House Judiciary Committee Forced Into Difficult Compromise On Surveillance Reform

EFF: House Judiciary Committee Forced Into Difficult Compromise On Surveillance Reform by David Ruiz

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Reason: Showdown Looming over Reform of Federal Surveillance Laws

Reason: Showdown Looming over Reform of Federal Surveillance Laws by Scott Shackford: The House Judiciary Committee has advanced a bill that would provide Americans modest protections from unwarranted surveillance, but falls far short of what civil liberties and privacy groups … Continue reading

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The Hill: House Judiciary advances warrantless wiretapping reform bill

The Hill: House Judiciary advances warrantless wiretapping reform bill by Katie Bo Williams:

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The Register: US domestic foreign spying bill progresses through Congress

The Register: US domestic foreign spying bill progresses through Congress by Kieren McCarthy

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EFF: Sen. Feinstein Supports “Backdoor” Warrants, So Why Don’t Reps. Nunes and Schiff?

EFF: Sen. Feinstein Supports “Backdoor” Warrants, So Why Don’t Reps. Nunes and Schiff? by David Ruiz: As the deadline for renewing and reforming key portions of the NSA’s spying apparatus looms less than two months away, two of the most … Continue reading

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Reason: Rand Paul Worries Whether Surveillance Reform Will Even Be Debated in Senate

Reason: Rand Paul Worries Whether Surveillance Reform Will Even Be Debated in Senate by Scott Shackford: Sen. Rand Paul (R-Ky.) is concerned his peers will attempt to reauthorize and possibly even expand the federal government’s surveillance powers without any public … Continue reading

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