A 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.   (FREDERICK FLORIN/AFP/Getty Images)

Surveillance Court Rejects Verizon Privacy Challenge To NSA Data Collection

A newly declassified order reveals that the Federal Intelligence Surveillance Court (FISC) rejected a Verizon legal challenge in defense of Americans’ telephone privacy rights, instead ruling that the government is constitutionally protected in collecting billions of Americans’ detailed phone data.


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DOJ To Release Hundreds Of Previously Classified Documents Of Secret Spy Court

The Obama administration is releasing hundreds of previously classified documents detailing activities of the country’s long-secret spy court that authorizes domestic surveillance programs.