Category Archives: National security

techdirt: DOJ Headed By William Barr Asked To Explain Warrantless Bulk Data Collection William Barr Authorized 27 Years Ago When He Was The Head Of The DOJ

techdirt: DOJ Headed By William Barr Asked To Explain Warrantless Bulk Data Collection William Barr Authorized 27 Years Ago When He Was The Head Of The DOJ by Tim Cushing:

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NBC News: The FBI’s warrant system for spying on Americans is a mess, the IG report shows

NBC News: The FBI’s warrant system for spying on Americans is a mess, the IG report shows by Ken Dilanian (“Analysis: The report found an FBI process so rife with errors that the bureau’s director immediately issued a statement saying … Continue reading

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Reason: Giving Government Vast Snooping Authority Is One Thing Democrats and Republicans Both Like

Reason: Giving Government Vast Snooping Authority Is One Thing Democrats and Republicans Both Like by J.D. Tuccille (“‘The USA PATRIOT Act broadly expands law enforcement’s surveillance and investigative powers and represents one of the most significant threats to civil liberties, … Continue reading

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techdirt: Supreme Court’s Warrant Requirement For Cell Site Location Info Apparently Killed Another Domestic Surveillance Program

techdirt: Supreme Court’s Warrant Requirement For Cell Site Location Info Apparently Killed Another Domestic Surveillance Program by Tim Cushing:

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Democracy Now: FBI Carried Out Thousands of Unconstitutional Searches of NSA Archives

Democracy Now: FBI Carried Out Thousands of Unconstitutional Searches of NSA Archives:

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WSJ: FBI’s Use of Foreign-Surveillance Tool Violated Americans’ Privacy Rights, Court Found

WSJ: FBI’s Use of Foreign-Surveillance Tool Violated Americans’ Privacy Rights, Court Found by Dustin Volz and Byron Tau (“U.S. discloses ruling last year by Foreign Intelligence Surveillance Court that FBI’s data queries of U.S. citizens were unconstitutional.”) NTImes: F.B.I. Practices … Continue reading

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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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