FISA

State of Surveillance

'The Nunes Memo' Is Worthless Without the Warrant

This whole circus is performative "transparency" from a bunch of hypocrites.
Matthew Gault
2.2.18
surveillance state

The Senate Just Voted to Expand the Warrantless Surveillance of US Citizens

Once Trump signs the bill into law, US intelligence agencies will be able to spy on the electronic communications of Americans with an overseas contact without a warrant.
Daniel Oberhaus
1.18.18
surveillance state

The House Just Voted to Expand Warrantless Surveillance of US Citizens

A similar bill will now be considered in the Senate.
Daniel Oberhaus
1.11.18
surveillance state

Congress Is About to Vote On Expanding the Warrantless Surveillance of Americans

Section 702 of the Foreign Intelligence Surveillance Act has been abused by the intelligence agencies to spy on Americans. This week the House of Representatives will vote on a bill to make that legal.
Daniel Oberhaus
1.9.18
State of Surveillance

FISA Court's Secrecy Threatens to Subsume Our Open Court System

Keith Gartenlaub seemed like he'd be the first person to challenge secret FISA court surveillance. Then an appeals court had a secret meeting with the government's lawyers.
Marcy Wheeler
12.14.17
State of Surveillance

The NSA's 12-Year Struggle to Follow the Law

A change requested by the Trump administration will allow the NSA to keep information it acquired illegally.
Marcy Wheeler
9.15.17
State of Surveillance

Would You Trust These Men With a Massive Surveillance Dragnet?

America's top intelligence officials had a shady day in Congress.
Marcy Wheeler
6.7.17
State of Surveillance

The NSA Says It Has to Spy on You to Find Out If It's Spying On You

"To determine if communicants are US persons, NSA would be required to conduct significant further research."
Jason Koebler
6.7.17
State of Surveillance

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 issue."
Jason Koebler
5.11.17
News

Did You Enjoy the 28 Days the NSA Stopped Spying on You?

A secret court just allowed the NSA to resume its bulk collection program.
Jason Koebler
7.1.15
politics

Tasked with NSA Oversight, the FBI Was a Rubber Stamp for Surveillance

A newly declassified report suggests that the FBI may have done little more than rubber stamp the NSA’s target nominations.
Jordan Pearson
1.12.15
politics

Congress Will Vote on an NSA Reform Bill That Won't Reform Much of Anything

But at least it beats the alternative, which was a civil liberties nightmare.
Jason Koebler
5.8.14
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