US Court Extends NSA Warrantless Phone Collection Program With No ChangesA U.S. federal court has renewed the NSA’s warrantless collection of American’s phone records, marking the fourth time that the Justice Department has reauthorized the program since President Obama’s January pledge to reform such mass intelligence tactics.
Federal Report: Warrantless NSA Searches Of Foreign Communications Are LegalA 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.
US Appeals Ruling To Let Lawyers See Secret 'National Security' FilesProsecutors say a judge's decision granting lawyers in a Chicago terrorism case unprecedented access to secret intelligence-court records could jeopardize national security.
NSA Chief Sidesteps Questions About Tracking Americans' Cell PhonesThe 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.
Facebook, Yahoo Ask Secret Court To Disclose What Consumer Data Was Given To NSAFacebook 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.
Terrorism Suspect's Lawyer Seeks Clarity On Possible US Surveillance OverreachAn 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.
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.
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.
Congress Approves Warrantless Wiretapping ProgramThe 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.