Category Archives: National security

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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LawFare: The Surprisingly Weak Reasoning of Mohamud

LawFare: The Surprisingly Weak Reasoning of Mohamud by Orin Kerr: In a recent post here at Lawfare, April Doss argues that the Ninth Circuit’s decision in United States v. Mohamud “got it right.” In her view, the critics of the … Continue reading

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New Law Review Article: Protecting the Fourth Amendment in the Information Age: A Response to Robert Litt

New Law Review Article: Protecting the Fourth Amendment in the Information Age: A Response to Robert Litt by Cindy Cohn (short form here without footnotes)

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USA Today: New House coalition fights rise in government surveillance

USA Today: New House coalition fights rise in government surveillance by Erin Kelly. They’ve never been interested before. And 25 is still only a handful of the 435 members of the House.

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WaPo: FBI wants access to Internet browser history without a warrant in terrorism and spy cases

WaPo: FBI wants access to Internet browser history without a warrant in terrorism and spy cases by Ellen Nakashima:

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CNET: Senate bill would let FBI read your emails without a court order

CNET: Senate bill would let FBI read your emails without a court order by Shara Tibken The 2017 Intelligence Authorization Act would deal a blow to privacy by making government surveillance easier.

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Ars Technica: Representatives say NSA must end plans to expand domestic spying

Ars Technica: Representatives say NSA must end plans to expand domestic spying by Megan Geuss: Americans “deserve a public debate” on 4th amendment encroachments, reps say. Today, two representatives from the House Oversight & Government Reform Committee sent a letter … Continue reading

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WaPo: Surprise! NSA data will soon routinely be used for domestic policing that has nothing to do with terrorism

WaPo: Surprise! NSA data will soon routinely be used for domestic policing that has nothing to do with terrorism by Radley Balko:

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Washington Free Beacon: 2002 Letter Lays Out Bush’s Legal Authority For Conducting Surveillance After 9/11; Yoo letter declassified

Washington Free Beacon: 2002 Letter Lays Out Bush’s Legal Authority For Conducting Surveillance After 9/11 [Yoo letter declassified] by Morgan Chalfant:

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