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Federal Report: Warrantless NSA Searches Of Foreign Communications Are Legal

A federal program which utilizes warrantless searches of foreigners’ communications is legal, according to a government oversight report, but cautions that the “intentional abuse” from the FISA searches could allow for Americans’ private information to be mishandled by the government.

07/02/2014

Prosecutors say a judge's decision granting lawyers in a Chicago terrorism case unprecedented access to secret intelligence-court records could jeopardize national security.   (Credit: Thinkstock)

US Appeals Ruling To Let Lawyers See Secret ‘National Security’ Files

Prosecutors say a judge’s decision granting lawyers in a Chicago terrorism case unprecedented access to secret intelligence-court records could jeopardize national security.

03/31/2014

The nation's top intelligence official on Thursday sidestepped questions from a senator about whether the National Security Agency has ever used Americans' cellphone signals to collect information on their whereabouts that would allow tracking of the movements of individual callers. (Photo by Win McNamee/Getty Images)

NSA Chief Sidesteps Questions About Tracking Americans’ Cell Phones

The nation’s top intelligence official on Thursday sidestepped questions from a senator about whether the National Security Agency has ever used Americans cellphone signals to collect information on their whereabouts that would allow tracking of the movements of individual callers.

09/26/2013

Facebook and Yahoo are asking a secret court to allow them to disclose data on national security orders the companies have received under the Foreign Intelligence Surveillance Act. (Photo Illustration by Chris Jackson/Getty Images)

Facebook, Yahoo Ask Secret Court To Disclose What Consumer Data Was Given To NSA

Facebook and Yahoo are asking a secret court to allow them to disclose data on national security orders the companies have received under the Foreign Intelligence Surveillance Act.

09/09/2013

An attorney for a suburban Chicago teenager facing terrorism charges raised the question at a pre-trial hearing Tuesday about whether expanded U.S. surveillance methods — the subject of heated national debate — were used in her client's case. (Photo by Scott Olson/Getty Images)

Terrorism Suspect’s Lawyer Seeks Clarity On Possible US Surveillance Overreach

An attorney for a suburban Chicago teenager facing terrorism charges raised the question at a pre-trial hearing Tuesday about whether expanded U.S. surveillance methods — the subject of heated national debate — were used in her client’s case.

07/30/2013

Microsoft is asking a court to let it disclose data on national security orders the company has received under the Foreign Intelligence Surveillance Act. (Photo by David Becker/Getty Images)

Microsoft Requests To Disclose FISA National Security Data

Microsoft is asking a court to let it disclose data on national security orders the company has received under the Foreign Intelligence Surveillance Act.

06/27/2013

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Google Asks Obama Administration To Publish More US Gov’t Information

Google is asking the Obama administration for permission to disclose more details about the U.S. government’s demands for email and other personal information transmitted online in an effort to distance itself from an Internet dragnet.

06/11/2013

The Senate is set to extend warrantless wiretapping already approved by the House and President Obama. (Photo by Ethan Miller/Getty Images)

Congress Approves Warrantless Wiretapping Program

The Senate delayed a final vote on whether or not to add oversight and privacy safeguards to the Foreign Intelligence Surveillance Act (FISA) amendments that allows federal agencies to conduct warrantless wiretapping.

12/28/2012

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