National Security Agency
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.
Two Supreme Court cases about police searches of cellphones without warrants present vastly different views of the ubiquitous device.
National Security Agency leaker Edward Snowden says giving the Pulitzer Prize in public service to those who reported on the U.S. government’s sweeping surveillance efforts is “vindication.”
U.S. Rep. Mike Rogers of Michigan, the chairman of the House Intelligence Committee who has been a prominent voice as President Barack Obama attempts to overhaul U.S. surveillance, said Friday that he won’t seek re-election after his term ends this year.
The White House wants the National Security Agency to get out of the business of sweeping up and storing vast amounts of data on Americans’ phone calls.
Facebook CEO Mark Zuckerberg says he has called President Barack Obama to express his frustration over what he says is long-lasting damage caused by the U.S. government’s surveillance programs.
His party divided, Rep. Darrell Issa, the chief Republican attack dog, is calling on the GOP to abandon government-backed solutions and instead unite against President Barack Obama’s “imperial presidency.”
By exposing the NSA’s vast surveillance web, Snowden created a link between tea partyers and liberals — two tribes camped on opposite sides of the nation’s political chasm.
Sen. Rand Paul, a possible Republican presidential candidate, sued the Obama administration Wednesday over the National Security Agency’s mass collection of millions of Americans’ phone records.
House Intelligence Committee Chairman Mike Rogers, R-Mich., cautioned against “self-imposed red tape” on U.S. drone strikes, saying that restrictions on the targeted strikes puts “Americans’ lives at risk.”