Category Archives: National security

TechCrunch: NSA says warrantless searches of Americans’ data rose in 2018

TechCrunch: NSA says warrantless searches of Americans’ data rose in 2018 by Zack Whittaker: The data, published Tuesday by the Office of the Director of National Intelligence (ODNI), revealed a 28% rise in the number of targeted search terms used … Continue reading

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Politico: Judge cites state secrets risk in dismissing warrantless wiretapping suit

Politico: Judge cites state secrets risk in dismissing warrantless wiretapping suit by Josh Gerstein:

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InfoSecurity: Congress Stops NSAs Collecting Phone Records

InfoSecurity: Congress Stops NSAs Collecting Phone Records by Kacy Zurkus. It’s a bill, not an act: The US Congress has proposed an act that would repeal the National Security Agency’s (NSA’s) authority to access basic business records and the phone … Continue reading

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Washington Examiner: The NSA stopped collecting bulk phone data, and nothing bad happened

Washington Examiner: The NSA stopped collecting bulk phone data, and nothing bad happened by Dan King:

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NY Times: Disputed N.S.A. Phone Program Is Shut Down, Aide Says

NY Times: Disputed N.S.A. Phone Program Is Shut Down, Aide Says by Charlie Savage: WASHINGTON — The National Security Agency has quietly shut down a system that analyzes logs of Americans’ domestic calls and texts, according to a senior Republican … Continue reading

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ACLU blog: William Barr Helped Build America’s Surveillance State

ACLU blog: William Barr Helped Build America’s Surveillance State by Neema Singh Guliani & Brian Tashman:

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Lawfare: Carpenter and the End of Bulk Surveillance of Americans

Lawfare: Carpenter and the End of Bulk Surveillance of Americans by Sharon Bradford Franklin:

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NYT: N.S.A. Purges Hundreds of Millions of Call and Text Records

NYT: N.S.A. Purges Hundreds of Millions of Call and Text Records by Charlie Savage The National Security Agency has purged hundreds of millions of records logging phone calls and texts that it had gathered from American telecommunications companies since 2015, … Continue reading

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Motherboard: This Is the Secret Court Order That Forced the NSA to Delete the Data It Collected About You

Motherboard: This Is the Secret Court Order That Forced the NSA to Delete the Data It Collected About You The court found an “institutional lack of candor on NSA’s part and emphasized that this is a very serious Fourth Amendment … Continue reading

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NYTimes: Reined-In N.S.A. Still Collected 151 Million Phone Records in ’16

NYTimes: Reined-In N.S.A. Still Collected 151 Million Phone Records in ’16 by Charlie Savage: The National Security Agency vacuumed up more than 151 million records about Americans’ phone calls last year via a new system that Congress created to end … Continue reading

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PC World: US surveillance law may see no new protections for foreign targets

PC World: US surveillance law may see no new protections for foreign targets by Grant Gross: The law that authorizes NSA surveillance overseas expires in December, but lawmakers are focused on its impact on US residents.

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D.Utah: Ptfs alleged enough to stay in court against NSA sweeping up all calls in SLC during 2002 Winter Olympics

Plaintiffs plead enough to stay in court. They claimed that the NSA, with the authority of President Bush, intercepted and still stores all communications in the Salt Lake City area during the 2002 Winter Olympics. Amnesty International v. Clapper is … Continue reading

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